The Universal Credit earnings taper is a reduction to your Universal Credit based on your earned income. The taper rate sets the amount of benefits a claimant loses for each pound they earn. The earnings taper rate is currently 63%.
This means for every pound you earn over your work allowance (if you are eligible for one) your Universal Credit will be reduced by 63 pence.
To work out the earnings taper that applies to your award:
This is the amount that will be taken from your Universal Credit maximum amount when calculating your award.