Universal Credit £20 uplift ends | What now? 

A guide to help make your experience with Universal Credit a little different.

Discover all episodes
  • Episode OneWhat is Universal Credit?
  • Episode TwoHow to use a benefits calculator to check Universal Credit entitlement
  • Episode ThreeHow to apply for Universal Credit in 2021 | Step-by-step guide
  • Episode FourHow to get paid fortnightly on Universal Credit
  • Episode FiveFive practical Universal Credit tips with Perth Citizens Advice ft. Fraser Millar
  • Episode Six How to create a monthly household budget on Universal Credit
  • Episode Seven Get £100 towards Universal Credit uplift with Nationwide
  • Episode Eight How to apply for warm home discount in Scotland and save £140 on your winter energy bill

Local families like us have been using the £20 per week uplift to take our kids swimming, buying some fuel for our car, heating our homes without worry, and paying for some essential weekly groceries like bread and milk so we don’t go hungry.

The same is true for those of us on the furlough scheme, and receiving working tax credit, both of which are due to end in a matter of weeks.

  • For a single person under 25, the monthly allowance is falling from £344 to £257.33
  • For a couple where both are under 25, the allowance is falling from £490.60 to £403.93
  • For a couple where one or both are over 25, the monthly allowance is falling from £596.58 to £509.91
  • And for those of us on working tax credit, this is also falling by £20 per week.