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Benefits and Grants Update Summer 2016

Read the latest news about benefits, grants and related news for Summer 2016

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Contents

Benefits

Changes to the Benefit Cap

Read the article on Changes to the Benefit Cap in this enewsletter for more information.

Universal Credit

Read our news article New Universal Credit delay announced for the latest news on this benefit.

Grants

Grants Spotlight: Licensed Trade Charity Support & Care

Licensed Trade Charity was established by people in the licensed drinks trade, for those in the trade experiencing personal issues.

Today, the charity continues to offer help and guidance and, where necessary, financial assistance to help people working in pubs, bars and breweries, and their families, get back on their feet and on with their lives.

Find out more about Licensed Trade Charity Support & Care

Fashion & Textile Children's Charity celebrates 160 years

The Fashion & Textile Children's Trust (FTCT) celebrated 160 years of supporting the children of employees in UK fashion and textiles industry with an evening reception, hosted by Lord Stone of Blackheath, at The House of Lords on 16 June. Plans were revealed to double the number of children it helps.

Read more about Fashion & Textile Children's Trust

In the news

Useful information

How will you be affected by Brexit?

On 23 June, the UK voted for Britain to leave the European Union (this is called Brexit by some people). This decision will have a huge impact on all of our lives and much has already been said about what changes we might see in the coming weeks and months.

For those struggling financially, any level of uncertainty can be worrying. Turn2us will continue to keep you updated on any changes that might affect welfare benefits or any other support. We have compiled some frequently asked questions about the result of the referendum and what we know so far.

Read our Brexit Frequently Asked Questions article

Home Heat Helpline closes

The Home Heat Helpline closed at the end of June. This service, funded by the energy industry, offered free help and advice to people worried about their energy bills or keeping warm in winter.

Similar advice is available from the Citizens Advice Consumer Service and the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS).

Read the Turn2us Energy Schemes information

Read the Turn2us Grants for Energy Efficiency pages

Read the Turn2us Fuel Poverty section