Section: Welfare Benefits

New report finds that Universal Credit has helped take benefit payments to their lowest since 1948

Posted 19.11.19
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A new IPPR report finds that social security payments have reached their lowest level since 1948 compared to average earnings, after years in which the real value of benefits has lagged behind wage growth - culminating in the recent benefits freeze.

The report finds a system at breaking point:

The report finds that the combined effect is to keep some claimants in near constant financial insecurity, despite being supposedly supported by the State's social safety net.

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