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Lone Parents: Social Security Benefits

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government is committed to supporting working families with the cost of living.

We are committed to rolling out Universal Credit (UC), which is designed to make work pay. Working parents on UC are benefitting from the Budget 2018 work allowance increase, meaning they can keep up to an extra £635 of their income each year.

The Government is spending almost £6 billion in 2019-20 on childcare support – more than ever before. This includes free childcare hours in England, support under tax credits and Universal Credit, and Tax Free Childcare.

Working parents will also be benefitting from the Income Tax Personal Allowance increase to £12,500, and the National Living Wage increase to £8.21.

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