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£20 Universal Credit to end in October

29th September 2021

Despite pressure on the Government to extend its boost for people on Universal Credit, the £20 uplift is due to cease in October.

In response to the pandemic, a temporary £20 increase to universal credit payments was introduced. This is officially ending on 6 October, coinciding with the end of Government furlough payments as the economy opens up and people get back to work.

However, the exact date the money will stop being paid will vary depending on the day you usually receive universal credit. 

However, some research has exposed the full extent that this cut will have on the poorest Londoners, with BME communities being the hardest-hit.

What to do if you are struggling 

We acknowledge that for many of our residents who are receiving Universal Credit removing the £20 uplift payment will cause further financial difficulties.

If you need help to manage your finances, or are having trouble paying your rent, please contact us immediately. We can help with:

  • Advice on how to budget your money
  • Rent (and rent arrears) payment plans 
  • Signpost you to agencies / support networks
  • Connect you with mental health and wellbeing specialists

For more information about claiming Universal Credit, click here

You can contact us via our Residents Portal, here. Not signed up on our portal? Using our residents portal is the most efficient and quickest way to get in touch with us and to manage your Inquilab property. Click here to sign up.


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