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Welfare Reform

What is Welfare Reform and how will it affect you?

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 brought about the greatest changes to welfare benefits in the last sixty years.

Welfare Reform

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 brought about the greatest changes to welfare benefits in the last sixty years. These changes will have a huge impact for benefit claimants, particularly for vulnerable people and those services that support them.

The Welfare Reform Act will see a number of longstanding benefits replaced with new benefits and new payment systems introduced.

These webpages are intended to be a guide to our work on Welfare Reform with a range of updates, links and guidance to inform, help and support our customers. This information is here to help you to understand the changes that are happening within Welfare Reform and how this will affect you or your benefits.

There are several parts to the Welfare Reform Act which may affect you and these include the issues below which you can click on to get further information::

  1. Under-occupancy or the Bedroom Tax
  2. The Benefits Cap
  3. Universal Credit