Benefit Changes Timetable - Benefit Changes Timetable 2025

Planned changes to the benefits system. This guide is updated every two months.

Last reviewed 24 April 2024

Benefit changes timetable 2025

Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years.

March 2025

Welfare Supplementary Payments (Northern Ireland) have been extended until 31 March 2025. 

September 2025

Working parents of children under the age of five will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week from September 2025. You can find current available help with Childcare costs on our website. 

December 2025

s are ending. All notices are expected to be sent by the end of December 2025. 


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