“The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Poverty aims to increase understanding of poverty among parliamentarians and to seek all-party solutions. On 20th March 2020, the Chancellor introduced temporary measures to protect the incomes of UK households in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, including increasing the rates of universal credit (UC) and working tax credits (WTC). Currently, this uplift is due to come to an end in April 2021, which would reduce the incomes of some of the poorest households by over £1,000 a year.
On 14th January 2021, the APPG held an evidence session to hear from policy experts alongside experts by experience on the impact of the £20 uplift to UC and WTC on poverty, as well as the impact of not extending this uplift to legacy and related benefits. This report has been written using information gathered from submissions to the APPG’s call for evidence, which received 26 submissions from a wide variety of organisations and individuals who are credited at the end of this report. The APPG extends its thanks to all who took the time to submit evidence and, as a result, help contribute to the final version of this report.”ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY
GROUP ON POVERTY, JAN 2021