Briefing: Welfare Reform Bill Lords 2nd reading

By: Anne Baxendale  Published: September 2011


Summary

Shelter supports the principles of the new Universal Credit, which is the major piece of reform contained in the Welfare Reform Bill. However, the Bill will also introduce a second wave of cuts to housing benefit, undermining the housing safety net for people who lose their jobs and need temporary financial help to keep a home, as well as affecting those who are in work but on very low incomes, or who are unable to work due to old age or disability.

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