22nd March 2020

DWP update

DWP update

You may have seen the Chancellor’s daily briefing (20/03/20), which included further commitments to support businesses, employees and the self employed.

A link to the statement is included here.

Key points include:

  • Grants for businesses of all sizes to enable them to retain staff by covering up to 80% of salaries up to £2,500 per month.
  • Changes to Universal Credit to provide extra money to help people with the cost of living.
  • Changes to Universal Credit to help self-employed. In addition, the next self-assessment tax payments will be deferred until January 2021.

We have been asked by DWP to signpost this to members, but please remind staff not to go to jobcentres but to use benefits application systems available on Gov.uk