Benefits up-date March 2021

The Government have now announced their budget for 2021. What this could mean for you:

Universal Credit are keeping their £20 a week uplift for 6 months from April.

The ‘Minimum Income Floor’ for self-employed earners will remain suspended until August 2021.

Working Tax Credit claimants will receive a one-off payment of £500 by Mid-April.

This article has a brilliant and easy to understand summary of all these changes and more:


As Always, the Assert Benefits Service is still up and running – I am providing a full remote service, including help with new claims, reviews and appeals. I can also provide remote attendance support at telephone assessments by being dialed on to the call with you. So if you have any questions or need support just get in touch with me by replying to this email. 

I am also still able to offer out 121 budgeting support sessions, during which we will work on making you an individual budgeting plan. This can focus on what you need it to – saving more money, reducing overall spending or making sure you’re keeping enough money aside for your essentials!