Will Cutting The Universal Credit Uplift Impact Human Rights? – Each Other

Posted September 15th, 2021 in benefits, coronavirus, government departments, human rights, news by tracey

‘Universal credit claimants are about to lose £20-a-week from their payments, equivalent to £1040 a year. Introduced as a temporary measure at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the extra payment would stop in October. Removing the uplift, which has helped claimants make ends meet during the pandemic, could infringe on the right to a private life enshrined in Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.’

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Each Other, 15th September 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk