The cumulative impact of benefit cuts

by richardhutton

Some stats from a vivid piece outlining how extensive the impact of benefit cuts will be, by Niall Cooper:

Six and a half million households will lose out as a result of the Government’s decision to uprate most benefits by just one percent for each of the next three years….

Over three million low income families will be affected by the abolition of the current system of Council Tax Benefit…

Up to 660,000 families and single people will lose an average of £14 a week as a result of the so called ‘bedroom tax’…

Around 67,000 families will be affected by the ‘benefit cap’ of £500 per week, more than half in Greater London…

all current DLA claimants will be re-assessed, and as many are 400,000 people are expected to lose their entitlement to mobility payments, or to lose support altogether…

the introduction of Universal Credit.  By 2017, upwards of six million working age people will see their existing benefits and Tax Credits replaced by a single Universal Credit payment.  Whilst some will see their incomes increase – significant numbers will also ultimately see their benefit levels go down…

In Birmingham, 30,000 are estimated to be affected by the Housing Benefit changes alone; in Barnsley, 3,700 will lose benefits and £33 million will be lost from the local economy; in Plymouth one in five of the total population will be affected by welfare reform in one way or another…

see ‘Benefit cuts: The day of reckoning draws near’.

 

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