Please bear in mind, when reading the article below, that there are a huge number of benefit cuts already law and waiting to be implemented. Including
- A reduced benefit cap,
- Reduction of £30 per week in ESA benefits for new claimants unfit to work, planned to ‘help claimants back into work’. If you see any logic to this, please comment below. Coming in in 2017.
- Reductions to Universal Credit, due 2017.
- Housing benefit cuts to people in supported accommodation.
- Changes in working tax credit for new claimants after April 2017.
- Removal of universal credit higher payment for a first child for new claimants after April 2017.
- child elements will not be counted in UC sums for new 3rd and subsequent children within Universal Credit born after April 2017 ( except in “exceptional circumstances”).
- Market rents for social housing ‘pay to stay’ for people in social housing with a joint household income of over £40,000 per anum.
And many more cuts already in the pipeline will still be implemented.
Bearing in mind all of this, a statement that there are ‘No more welfare cuts to come under Theresa May’ seems somewhat disengenious. Nevertheless, that’s what they are saying and you can read it here: