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UC and the budget

Vonny
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does sunak have something against welfare rights advisers who need to get next years publications sorted - a six month extension of the extra £20 UC!

ASH
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Does this mean that UC standard allowance rates don’t change until Sept 21 or do we add £20 a week to the announced 21/22 rates for 6 months?

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ASH - 12 March 2021 01:03 PM

Does this mean that UC standard allowance rates don’t change until Sept 21 or do we add £20 a week to the announced 21/22 rates for 6 months?

I have assumed the latter but it would help if DWP updated the 2021 benefits page!

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Here’s the HB uprating circular that was updated today to include new 2021/2022 universal credit rates - (uprated allowances and then £20 uplift added to that)