Fifty years of benefit uprating
The history of benefit uprating since 1972, and the impact of using the September 2021 inflation rate in the uprating decision for April 2022.
- 2022 had the greatest fall in the value of the basic rate of unemployment benefits since the start of annual uprating in 1972, fifty years ago.
- In eight of the ten April upratings between 2013 and 2022, the basic rate of unemployment benefits has lost value.
Fifty years of benefit uprating (1.25 MB)