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Wage Stop

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Service how many families have been wage stopped as a result of the family income supplement uprating due in July not coinciding with the April increase in supplementary benefit rates.

Precise information is not available but probably very few. The Supplementary Benefits Commission used its discretion to avoid wage-stopping claimants wherever this could reasonably be done.