Welfare Reform Bill 2011 – changes to benefits

Welfare Reform Bill 2011 – changes to benefits

Explore how the proposed welfare reforms could affect you

The coalition government has published its Welfare Reform Bill, which proposes the biggest shake-up of the benefits system for 60 years.

It plans to introduce a ‘Universal Credit’ in place of the many different individual benefits available. Disability Living Allowance also faces changes, as a new Personal Independence Payment is introduced.

Read more about the Welfare Reform Bill here and explore the impact on specific benefit payments.

Find out more about current benefits for elderly people.

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