APPG publishes update of report on the impact on poverty of £20 increase
Posted on 06 Oct 2021 under Latest News
At the beginning of the year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Poverty published a report on the impact on poverty of not maintaining the £20 increase to universal credit (UC) and working tax credits (WTC), and of not extending this to legacy and other benefits. This drew on evidence from individuals and civil society organisations. Nine months since the APPG’s first report on the issue, the £20 increase is coming to the end of its six-month extension, which was granted in April 2021.
The APPG recommended in January that the government should keep the £20 increase and extend it to legacy and related benefits, and this remains the APPG’s recommendation. The APPG has conducted further desk-based research to produce this update, based on recent literature from the public and third sector. The update will explore the impact of the cut on living standards and how it will be felt by different groups in society. It will then examine public opinion on social security.
Read the full update here.