Briefing: Welfare Reform Bill Lords 2nd reading

By: Anne Baxendale  Published: September 2011


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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