HC Deb 26 July 1982 vol 28 c380W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what savings will have accrued by the end of the fiscal year 1982–83 as a result of the abolition of earnings-related benefits.

Mr. Rossi

Taking account of an offsetting cost on supplementary benefit, it is estimated that the savings from the change in the entitlement formula for earnings-related supplement in January 1981 and its abolition in January 1982 were:

£ million
1980–81 2
1981–82 80
1982–83 270