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- n. Plural form of uprating.
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Inequality as measured by the international yardstick the Gini coefficient remained stubbornly high, although it fell during Gordon Brown's premiership thanks to above-inflation upratings of welfare benefits and targeted increases in child benefits.
The change in benefit upratings from RPI to CPI means severely disabled people will lose £285 from the disability living allowance and £235 from the employment and support allowance by 2014.
But he will also know that his proposals cut the support for the additional pension for six million women and four million men by £100 a year as a result of his upratings by CPI rather than RPI.
The IFS says that the Tory 1997 tax and benefit regime, with the usual upratings, would by 2008 have propelled 2.1 million more children into poverty.
A further statement to Parliament on Monday will set out all other benefit upratings. "