Cuts in welfare payments

According to the Daily Mirror, a study by "False Economy" has said that disabled people and single-parent families face cuts in welfare payments as councils bear the brunt of Coalition spending cuts. The study analysed 65 local authorities' plans for the new council tax support scheme and found an average cut of 20% hitting the most vulnerable. I first raised the likely impact of the cuts in an earlier blog: "Abolition of the national council tax benefit".  It was clear from the start that particular groups would be disadvantaged. This study highlights what was expected, a big hit on the most vulnerable.

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