Government DWP Minister Will Quince Says No Plans to Up-rate Legacy Benefits

Thursday 05 November, 2020 Written by 
Government DWP Minister Will Quince Says No Plans to Up-rate Legacy Benefits

UNIVERSAL CREDIT - Will Quince, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions has made this statement in the Houses of Parliament:

'The Government introduced a package of temporary welfare measures worth around £9.3 billion this year to help with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This included the £20 weekly increase to the Universal Credit Standard Allowance rates as a temporary measure for the 20/21 tax year. 

There are no plans to extend this to legacy benefits.'

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