APPG publishes report on the impact on poverty of not keeping the £20 uplift in universal credit
In December 2020, the APPG released a call for evidence looking into the impact on poverty of the £20 uplift in universal credit and working tax credits as well as the impact of not extending this uplift to legacy and other benefits. The APPG received 26 submissions and selected witnesses were asked to give evidence in person at the evidence session on 14 January 2021.
This report is a summary of all the evidence submitted by the various organisations and individuals, including the APPG’s top three recommendations to government. The APPG is very grateful for everyone who took the time to submit evidence and contributed to this piece of work. We extend our gratitude to the experts by experience who shared their testimonies of their experience of having (or not having) the uplift. The APPG stands firm in its commitment to platform the voices of people living in poverty and to give their expertise equal footing to that of policy professionals. The full list of contributors can be found at the end of the report.
Read the full report here.