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£1000 boost for nearly 2million working households on Universal Credit

Almost two million of the lowest income working households who receive Universal Credit will today benefit from a cash boost worth £1,000 on average.

From: Department for Work and Pensions and The Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP

Published 24 November 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has worked around the clock to implement a reduction to the Universal Credit taper rate as...

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Working Tax Credit customers must report changes to working hours

HMRC is urging Working Tax Credit customers to check if they need to update their working hours if these have reduced as a result of coronavirus.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

During the pandemic, Working Tax Credit customers have not needed to tell HMRC about temporary short-term reductions in their working hours as a result of coronavirus - for example if they were working fewer...