(SI 2013/376; SI 2018/65)

(In-Depth: ¶1030-330)

Universal credit is being introduced in stages across the UK to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment. Universal credit will eventually replace all of the following tax credits and benefits.

Tax credits – both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

Income Support.

Housing Benefit.

Universal credit will not replace Child Benefit.

Universal Credit is exempt from income tax.

Universal credit

2021-22

2020-21

2019–20(1)

2018–19(1)

Standard allowance

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