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Welfare Reforms ‘Will Make Benefits Fairer’

Welfare Reforms ‘Will Make Benefits Fairer’

  • Posted: Apr 01, 2013
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New rules on housing benefit come into effect as the Government begins the biggest shake-up in the history of the Welfare State.

The Government is beginning the biggest shake-up in the history of the Welfare State with the introduction of a raft of reforms which it says will make the benefits system “fairer”.

Chancellor George Osborne and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith have dismissed criticism that they say makes the shake-up sound like “the beginning of the end of the world”.

From  April 2013 around 660,000 social housing tenants with a spare room began to lose an average £14 a week in what critics have dubbed a “bedroom tax”. read more

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Iain Duncan Smith Announced Changes On Child Benefit.

Iain Duncan Smith Announced Changes On Child Benefit.

  • Posted: Oct 25, 2012
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Iain Duncan Smith is pushing through radical welfare reforms regarding child benefit.

He believed the current system encouraged people not to worry about the significant cost of a growing family.

The Work and Pensions Secretary condemned the “madness” of the state subsidising poor families with lots of children.

Most families make decisions about the number of children linked to what they can afford. read more

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