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CAS - MP Briefing on UC adequacy and the £20-a-week Cut (6 September 2021)

The UK Government is proposing to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week from October 6th, reinstating it to pre-pandemic levels. CAS research shows that even with the increase, people on UC have struggled. Any cut will hurt people on UC and harm the government’s own Plan for Jobs and levelling up agenda.

CAS recommends cancelling the cut and permanently increasing UC’s basic allowance.

David Scott
Publication date
September 2021
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