Low-income Households: Cost of Living

Published date : 06 June, 2022
9. What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of universal credit payment levels in the context of the rise in the cost of living.


The Scottish Government have doubled their game-changing Scottish child payment to £20 per child per week and will increase that to £25 by the end of the year, thereby supporting more than 100,000 children. Why will the UK Government not commit to increasing universal credit by an equivalent amount over the same timescale, and match that for and extend it to those on legacy benefits as well?

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