Friday, 9 March 2012

The Welfare Reform Bill is made law

The Welfare Reform Bill has been made law. The bill represents the biggest change to the welfare system for 60 years and includes the introduction of Universal Credit, a new unified benefit which will replace some of the current means tested benefits in 2013.

The Bill outlines provision for:
  • The introduction of Universal Credit
    and the Personal Independence Payment
  • Other arrangements around social security and Tax Credits,
    including r a benefit cap to be applied to the total amount of welfare
    benefits to which someone is entitled.

The Bill came into law on 8 March 2012.

You can find out more information about the bill and its impact from the articles below:

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