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Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

What steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit claimants benefit financially from moving into work.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Government has made significant investment to improve work incentives including: the reduction in the Universal Credit taper rate from 65% to 63% in 2017, and an extra £1.7 billion a year put into work allowances for working parents and disabled claimants to increase them by £1,000 a year from April 2019. This is providing a boost to the incomes of the lowest paid and result in 2.4 million families keeping an extra £630 per year of what they earn.

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