By Matthew Roscoe • 03 March 2021 • 16:15
Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Rishi Sunak Announces That Brits On Tax Credit Will Get £500 One-Off Benefits Payment.
UK CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has announced that Brits who currently claim Working Tax Credits will get a one-off payment worth £500 (€578).
Speaking during the budget announcement on Wednesday, March 3, Mr Sunak said: “To support low-income households, the Universal Credit uplift of £20 a week will continue for a further six months, well beyond the end of this national lockdown
“We’ll provide Working Tax Credit claimants with equivalent support for the next six months.
“Because of the way that system works operationally, we’ll need to do so with a one-off payment of £500.”
Mr Sunak also revealed in today’s Budget:
The announcement from the Councellor that the UK’s furlough scheme will be extended until September, ensures the government will pay millions of people’s wages past when Covid restrictions are set to end.
Some 600,000 more self-employed people will also be eligible for government help as access to grants is widened – Labour said the support schemes should have been extended “months ago”.
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