State of Wales Briefing: Uprating benefits

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BriefingsResourcesOctober 27th, 2022

This latest briefing exclusively for supporters looks at what the differing impact of uprating benefits in line with earnings as opposed to inflation in Wales using the latest data

Each year the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is required to review the level of benefits. Working age benefits are generally uprated every April in line with the previous September’s CPI inflation figure. With soaring inflation and concerns about levels of public spending and borrowing following September’s mini budget there have been a number of press reports that benefits could rise in line with earnings, as opposed to inflation in April 2023.

This briefing provides an overview of the impact of rising benefits in line with earnings as opposed to inflation. It sets out the number of families affected, differences within Wales and the impact on those affected.

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