House of Commons Library briefing paper: 2018 Benefits Uprating

Released 12 January 2018

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper detailing benefits uprating from April 2018 and uprating policy.

Most working-age benefits will be frozen at 2015/16 cash values from 2016/17 to 2019/20 inclusive. Over the year 2018/19 the increase in most benefits aimed at disabled people and pensioners will continue to be linked to CPI inflation, which increased to 3.0% in the year ending September 2017. The new State Pension will rise by 3.0% to £164.35.

For more information, view the briefing paper 2018 Benefits Uprating.

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