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Universal Credit (Benefit Cap Earnings Exception) Amendment Regulations 2017: SSAC report and government statement

A report on regulations to update the Universal Credit earnings threshold for exemption from the benefit cap, and the government’s response.

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The Universal Credit (Benefit Cap Earnings Exception) Amendment Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017 No. 138)

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This is a report by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) on Universal Credit benefit cap regulations under section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992. It includes a statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in accordance with section 174(2) of that act.

The regulations change the benefit cap earnings exception threshold in Universal Credit so that the threshold is linked to the National Living Wage. They come into force from 1 April 2017.

Published 23 February 2017
Last updated 24 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to The Universal Credit (Benefit Cap Earnings Exception) Amendment Regulations 2017.
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