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Make the £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit permanent.

Submitted by Margaret Wright on Thursday 22nd July 2021

Published on Tuesday 27th July 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 27th January 2022

Current Signatures: 15,671
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Children ~ month ~ National Living Wage ~ Permanently ~ Rate ~ Ratings ~ The National ~ Universal Credit ~ Universities

Petition Action

Make the £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit permanent.

Petition Details

Confirm that the uplift will be incorporated, permanently, into the standard rate of Universal Credit, for all present and future claimants of Universal Credit.

Additional Information

To withdraw it will make the already precarious financial position of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who cannot, or have great difficulty working, such as the sick and single parents of small children, much worse. Increasing the national living wage will not compensate for its removal, and in any event will reduce entitlement to Universal Credit.


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