Universal Credit: MPs call for benefits to be increased in line with inflation not wages

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Universal Credit: MPs call for benefits to be increased in line with inflation not wages

It's believed that around 20 million Britons currently receive some form of benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), including (5.

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It’s believed that around 20 million Britons currently receive some form of benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), including (5.8) million people who rely on Universal Credit.

The number of people on Universal Credit who are in work but claiming to top up a low income has remained at around 2.3 million since December 10, 2020.

Every September, the Government confirms whether benefit payments will increase in line with inflation the following April.

However, this year the chief secretary to the Treasury, Chris Philp, has confirmed the government has not yet decided if benefits will rise in line with inflation or wages.

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