Network briefing - The April 2017 changes - What they mean for housing providers

This briefing paper contains a summary of the benefit changes which take effect from April. It includes for tips for coping with the impact of the changes for housing providers and their tenants. Several of these changes affect some of the most vulnerable claimants, such as 18 – 21 year olds, those who are sick or disabled and those who have been recently bereaved. Most working age benefit are frozen for another year. There is also the widely-publicised cut to benefits for families with more than two children. The Child Poverty Action Group and Institute for Public Policy Research have estimated that some families will be almost £3,000 a year worse off under these new rules.

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Network briefing - The April 2017 changes - What they mean for housing providers

This briefing paper contains a summary of the benefit changes which take effect from April. It includes for tips for coping with the impact of the changes for housing providers and their tenants.

Several of these changes affect some of the most vulnerable claimants, such as 18 – 21 year olds, those who are sick or disabled and those who have been recently bereaved. Most working age benefit are frozen for another year. There is also the widely-publicised cut to benefits for families with more than two children. The Child Poverty Action Group and Institute for Public Policy Research have estimated that some families will be almost £3,000 a year worse off under these new rules.

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