Universal Credit changes affecting 120,000 people set to be announced this week

Work and Pensions Secretary, Chloe Smith, said the Government is committed to helping people on lower incomes boost their pay.

She explained: “We know work is one of the best ways to support your family and help grow our economy.

“Whether it’s increasing their hours in their current role, entering a new sector or switching careers, we want people of all ages and all stages to be able to progress into fulfilling careers.

“The expertise our dedicated DWP Work Coaches bring, will help to drive this change by removing barriers to progression and opening up opportunities for training and building skills, to increase earnings.”