Monday, 28 January 2013

Welfare reforms in numbers of Reading residents impacted

A report went to the last Cabinet detailing the current best guess of the numbers of people in Reading who will be hit hard by the various welfare reforms.

From the Cabinet papers: "Taken together, the recent and forthcoming welfare reform changes will have a significant and cumulative effect on residents, most likely increasing levels of deprivation for certain segments of Reading's population."

358 households will be impacted by the benefit cap
up to 2280 people will be affected by the transfer from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independent Payments
8947 people will be affected by the Council tax benefit changes
the bedroom tax will affect at least 900 people

Pretty devastating!

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