Published On: Fri, Jun 5th, 2020

Universal Credit taper rules: DWP 'doesn't accept' that it hurts claimants – MP questioned

UNIVERSAL Credit is designed to encourage people to seek out work where they can. There is a taper rate system in place which reduces Universal Credit payments the more the claimant earns. This system was recently called into question, with it being highlighted that people on low incomes are facing bigger costs than high earners.

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