Written Question on Universal Credit

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Date Title Questioner
25 May 2018, 10:42 a.m. Universal Credit Neil Coyle


To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Autumn Budget 2017, what progress her Department has made on the review of the taper rate for universal credit.

Answer (Alok Sharma)

In April 2017 we made the taper more generous by reducing it from 65% to 63% so people can now keep even more of the money that they earn.

The taper rate remains under review and the Government will continue to consider the case for further changes.

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