Watch live coverage of report stage of the Welfare Reform Bill on 13 June 2011 from 3.30pm

 Welfare Reform Bill

Watch live coverage of report stage of the Welfare Reform Bill on 13 June 2011 from 3.30pm.

The bill simplifies the welfare system by introducing a single universal credit to replace all existing benefits from 2013.

This will be paid to people both in and out of work, replacing child tax credit, working tax credit, housing benefit and income support, among others.

An estimated 2.7 million households will receive higher payments under the new system, while about 1.7 million may be paid less.

The bill also introduces tougher sanctions for those who refuse work and replaces the disability living allowance with a new personal independence payment, which will require claimants to go through regular assessments of how their condition affects them.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the new system will ensure work always pays.

But Labour claims the changes will create “uncertainty for thousands of people”.

The majority of the bill applies to England, Wales and Scotland. Northern Ireland has its own social security legislation although there is a long-standing policy of parity in this area.

BBC – Democracy Live – Welfare Reform Bill

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One Response to “Watch live coverage of report stage of the Welfare Reform Bill on 13 June 2011 from 3.30pm”

  1. Nobody Says:

    Funny how PIP thing was meant to go through a consultation – And as predicted they had their plans made ALL ALONG and the ‘consultation was a farce and just a sham. DLA works. Yet thry would prefer to spend money making up a new system with an UNFAIR medical making sure 90% of people wont get past it. This govt are evil, and will probably be bringing in the new ATOS end your life for free bundle (Posted to you free of charge)

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