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CAS Response to the APPG on Poverty’s Call for Evidence on the £20 uplift in Universal Credit and Tax Credits

CAS recommends the £20 a week increase to UC is made permanent.

If the uplift is removed, it will have the following impacts:

  • People across Scotland on Universal Credit will face a significant income shock and be pushed into poverty.
  • Financial hardship will be exacerbated, with wider health and economic impacts.
  • Those already struggling will be hardest hit. An additional 1 in 6 Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) clients in complex debt will be pushed into an income crisis.
David Scott
Publication date
January 2021
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