It was only October that Universal Credit claimants were delighted to see that the harsh 40% deduction rate was being changed to 30%, meaning an increase in lots of people's payments.
While an increase to Universal Credit rates is good news, this means that deductions will increase as they are based on a percentage.
While the new deduction increase may seem small, when someone is living on a low income, things are already tight enough.
For advances and ordinary debts -
Rent arrears -
Rent arrears can be taken at a minimum of 10% of standard allowance and a maximum of 20% of standard allowance (amounts are monthly)
For more info - deductions for debt on Universal Credit
Universal Credit payments are increasing - click to see how much yours will change