The G15 responds to the Chancellor's Budget annoncement on Universal Credit

  • 3 March 2021

The G15 welcomes the Chancellor’s Budget announcement that the £20 Universal Credit uplift will continue for the next six months. This will give greater security to people on low incomes by protecting them from falling into hardship. It will also help support local economies, and ensure people and places are in a stronger position to contribute to the post-pandemic recovery.

Prior to the Budget the G15 had been calling for the Universal Credit uplift to continue. We'd also produced a report that showed the negative impact that cutting the uplift would cause on local economies and housing.

Read Reuben Young's blog
G15 report on impact of reversing the Universal Credit uplift