Welfare entitlements to rise by 10.1% meaning £600 more a year for families on Universal Credit

Welfare entitlements are to increase by 10.1 per cent.
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The increase will mean an extra £600 a year for families on the Universal Credit (UC) payment.

British Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said: “I also commit to uprate such benefits by inflation with an increase of 10.1%.

“That is an expensive commitment costing £11 billion.

“But it means 10 million working age families will see a much-needed increase next year.

“On average, a family on Universal Credit will benefit next year by around £600.”