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15 December, 2020 Open access

All Party Parliamentary Group launches call for evidence on the impact on poverty of ending the £20 ‘uplift’ in universal credit and tax credits

Cross-party MPs also seek evidence on the effect of not applying increase to legacy benefits, particularly for disabled people and carers

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Poverty has launched a call for evidence on the impact on poverty of ending the £20 'uplift' in universal credit and tax credits.

Citing evidence from the Social Metrics Commission which suggests that the £20 per week 'uplift' - introduced at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - has kept hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty, the APPG expresses concern that, if it comes to an end as scheduled in April 2021, 700,000 more people are projected to fall into poverty, including 300,000 children.

Seeking evidence to inform its representations to the government - particularly from organisations which represent disabled people and carers - the APPG therefore asks for written submissions on the impact of - 

Evidence should be emailed to info@appgpoverty.org.uk by Sunday 10 January 2021.

For more information, see APPG launches call for evidence into the impact on poverty of maintaining the £20 uplift in universal credit from appgpoverty.org.uk