IFS reveals scope of Universal Credit

By Michael Burton | 08 November 2021

Budget changes to Universal Credit mean families with well above-average earnings and even paying 40% rates of tax could be entitled to the benefit, according to an Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report.

Although chancellor Rishi Sunak refused to maintain the extra £20 a week rise introduced in the pandemic, he did reduce the loss of entitlement for every extra £1 of earnings from 63p to 55p.

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