30 Sep 2022

What happens if the government does not raise benefits in-line with inflation?


If the government decides not to raise benefits in line with inflation to deal with the effects of last week’s mini-Budget, it could amount to the largest permanent real-terms cut to the basic rate of benefits in history, anti-poverty groups have warned.

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak promised to increase benefits by the September rate of inflation but Kwasi Kwarteng has indicated that may be ditched, leaving families hundreds of pounds worse off.

We speak to one mother who receives disability benefits on what that would mean for her family.