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Welfare Reform and Work Act receives royal assent.

What: Among the measures contained in the act are cuts to the benefit cap; freezing certain benefits for four years; and cuts of almost £30 a week for disabled people placed in the work-related activity group of ESA. 

Why significant: The reforms will have a significant and harmful impact on disabled people and others in low-income households over the next five years, driving many into poverty and exacerbating the pressures that could lead to claimants taking their own lives.


Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016
Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016