The temporary increase in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit


1 Introduction


Our previous recommendations

This report

2 The impact of removing the increase

Impact on household budgets

Impact on numbers of people in poverty

Personal experiences

3 One-off payments

Supporting claimants

Risks for people with mental ill health

Financial abuse

Fairness and perverse incentives

Work incentives

4 Our proposed way forward

Options for temporary measures

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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