Universal Credit: the £20 increase is ending soon. Are you ready?


24/08/2021

The government has confirmed that the £20 boost to Universal Credit during the Covid-19 pandemic will stop this autumn and for some people the change will happen in late September. We want to make you aware of the change and let you know that we are here to support you if you are struggling financially.

To help you plan your finances when the £20 uplift stops and understand how much your Universal Credit payments will be, please keep checking your Universal Credit journal.

Supporting you when the £20 uplift ends

Your rent is essential for us to be able to deliver our services to you, so it’s very important that you continue to pay it. But if you’re struggling financially our specialist support teams are here to support you and help you make your money go further.

We can provide:

  • Tailored support and advice to help you pay your rent and charges
  • Advice from our Community Impact team on making the most of your money, reducing debt, applying for benefits and accessing The Bread and Butter Thing affordable food offer so you have more money to spend on other necessities like paying rent and bills
  • Support from our Directions team if you’re looking for work and advice to move your career forward if you’re in employment.

Contact us on 0161 393 7117, or email ServiceCentre@fcho.co.uk.

If you’re struggling financially our specialist support teams are here to support you and help you make your money go further. Get in touch 0161 3937117 or servicecentre@fcho.co.uk