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  • Benefit changes and paying for housing

    The housing crisis means it’s hard for people to find affordable homes and to keep up their payments.[1] Changes to benefits may be making things even harder, for home owners as well as tenants. Lord Freud, the former Minister for Welfare Reform, said that the six week wait f...

  • Changes to support for housing costs

    Support for housing costs in benefits will be subject to change from April 2016.

  • Universal Credit Work Allowances Cut

    Find out more about changes to Universal Credit in April.

  • Universal Credit inquiry relaunched

    Work and Pensions Commons Select Committee is accepting written submissions.

  • The upcoming benefits changes

    A number of benefit changes are set to take place mainly from April 2016, although some of the measures may be subject to change or approval. Next month, we will have a detailed breakdown of all the changes and who they will affect.  This month, we have listed  the main change...

  • Benefit Changes Timetable 2018

    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. If you are worried about how you may be affected you should discus...

  • New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

    This is a new name for Contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).  Almost all new claims for Contributory ESA are now claims for New Style ESA. You can get New Style ESA on its own or at the same time as Universal Credit.  

  • New Style Jobseekers Allowance

    This is a new name for Contributory Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA).  All new claims for Contributory JSA are now claims for New Style JSA. You can get New Style JSA on its own or at the same time as Universal Credit.  

  • E-newsletter articles 2017

    Young Women's Trust Grants SchemeThe Teaching Staff TrustBenefits Update: May 2017Grants Spotlight: ABTA LifelineBenefits Update: April 2017Grants Spotlight: B&CE Charitable TrustGrants Spotlight: CSSBIGuest blog: Listening BooksBenefit changes and paying for housingBenefi...

  • Benefit Changes Timetable 2017

    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. If you are worried about how you may be affected you should discus...