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Wefare reform
 

Changes to welfare benefits

Millions of people of working age are being affected by the government’s welfare benefit changes, and many have seen a drop in their benefits and the money they have to live on. There are many changes, but these will affect housing benefit directly:

  • Your housing benefit may be reduced if you have one or more ‘spare’ bedrooms (‘bedroom tax’).
  • Your housing benefit may be reduced if the overall benefit you receive is above a certain amount (benefit cap).
  • The government is gradually introducing Universal Credit.