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Social Security Benefits Uprating ( Correction to WMS)

Volume 574: debated on Monday 27 January 2014

I wish to inform the House that an error has been identified in the wording of the written ministerial statement tabled on Monday 9 December 2013, Official Report, column 4WS, on the subject of social security benefits uprating. The error was in the description used in the section of the table of rates for the benefit cap in universal credit (monthly). I wish to apologise to the House for this inadvertent error. The rest of the information contained in the written ministerial statement remains correct.

The extract below shows the relevant text that is incorrect.

Benefit Cap

In Housing Benefit (weekly rate)

Couples and lone parents

500.00

500.00

Single persons without children

350.00

350.00

In Universal Credit (monthly rate)

Joint claimants and single claimants with children

2167.00

2167.00

Joint claimants and single claimants without children

1517.00

1517.00

The correct wording should have been:

Benefit Cap

In Housing Benefit (weekly rate)

Couples and lone parents

500.00

500.00

Single persons without children

350.00

350.00

In Universal Credit (monthly rate)

Joint claimants and single claimants with children

2167.00

2167.00

Single claimants without children

1517.00

1517.00