||<p>Of the eligible Universal Credit Full Service claims due a payment in October 2018
(990,000 claims – rounded to the nearest 10,000):</p><ul><li>11,000 (rounded to the
nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 40% of their Standard Allowance. This is
1% of eligible claims and 3% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li><li>4,000
(rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 30% of their Standard Allowance.
This is less than 0.5% of eligible claims and 1% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li></ul><p>
</p><p>The claim count figures in this text will not match the official statistics
due to methodological differences.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018 we announced
that from October 2019, we will reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be
made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance. The
total saving for claimants is £25 million in 2019/20, increasing to £65 million in
2023/24.</p><p> </p><p>This is detailed in Table 1.8 in the Budget 2018 which can
be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018"
</p><p>This will ensure that those on Universal Credit are supported to repay debts
in a more sustainable and manageable way. Additionally, from October 2021, the government
will also increase the period over which advances will be recovered, from 12 to 16