Universal Credit rule changes could see your payments cut | Personal Finance | Finance

Claimants will receive a message at the end of the first full assessment period that follows February 26.

The Universal Credit taper rate, which is the amount of benefit that is deducted as a person’s wages go up, was reduced from 63p for each £1 of earnings to 55p for each £1 in 2021.

The National Living Wage is increasing by 9.7 percent with the new tax year in April, going up to £10.42 an hour.

Universal Credit payments are increasing by 10.1 percent in April along with many other benefits, including PIP and Pension Credit.

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