Universal Credit pays £10.68 per day

If you are single aged 25 to 67 Universal Credit pays £10.68 per day to cover your council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, travel costs, clothing and food.

That assumes your rent is paid in full which it often is not and any top-up to rent needs to come from this £10.68 per day as well, as does the mobile phone or internet contract cost you need to receive Universal Credit in the first place.

This is the amount after the £20 per week and £2.86 per day ‘cut’ is applied and the Tories must be delighted the political narrative is only about whether the £20 per week is a cut or not rather than its adequacy or poverty creation.

£10.68 per day.


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