Remember, to qualify for universal credit, a household’s income must fall below £7,400 a year:
That’s simply not true, nowhere near.
For a start the different sizes of households mean that there is no one such limit. Secondly, this is the amount at which UC starts to taper, not the amount at which it ends.
At least, that’s what a quick look around leads me to believe – but whether I’ve done more or less research than Polly is still open.
Having just run a silly example through a UC benefits calculator Polly simply must be wrong. £7,800 a year in labour income for a single person, council flat, in Bath, no HB, gives a UC payment of £3,600 a year. Not a lot, to be sure, but more than nothing.