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.