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Social Security and Welfare Reform

Benefit Changes and Their Estimated Impact

  • Published 9th May 2013
  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, , Peter Kenway, , Tom MacInnes, , Anushree Parekh,
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

This short document is our attempt to list the benefit changes announced in the last five years. It captures what has or will happen across four broad categories:

  • Sickness or disability related benefits (including Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance)
  • Housing benefits and council tax benefit
  • Tax credits
  • Other (including child benefit, sure start, the social fund, overall benefit cap and benefit uprating)

The table describes the change and where possible how many people are expected to be affected and how much the average loss is likely to be. It is an updated version of a table that first appeared in the Appendix of Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2012.

About this report
This table is an updated version of one that appeared in the Appendix of Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2012 funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.