Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits (Uprating) on 28th January 1986.
Mr. Andrew Bowden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to announce the next benefits uprating, and on which date in July it is proposed that this uprating will come into effect.
Mr. Major The next main uprating of social security benefits will come into effect in the week beginning 28 July. The uprating will be based on the movement of the retail price index from May 1985 to January 1986. The January RPI will be published on 21 February and my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, will make a statement shortly afterwards giving the details of the uprating.