Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th November 2021.
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What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of universal credit payments.
The Secretary of State is legally required to conduct an annual review of working age benefits rates to determine whether they have retained their value in relation to the general level of prices.
The up-rating process for working age benefits has traditionally relied on the September CPI figure and in April 2021 Universal Credit was increased by CPI of 0.5%.
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