What’s your experience of the welfare safety net?
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has opened an inquiry into the current state of the UK’s welfare safety net, prompted by the evidence of debt, hunger and homelessness it has heard across several recent inquiries. The inquiry will look at how effectively our welfare system works to protect against hardship and chronic deprivation.
The UK’s welfare system is currently undergoing fundamental reform – the transition to Universal Credit alongside other major and largely untested reforms like Benefit sanctions and the Benefit cap, also there is the freeze on benefits.
Have you experienced hardship because of changes in you benefits? Your experience will inform Inclusion London’s evidence to the inquiry. Please send to Henrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk by 12 December.
You are welcome to send evidence direct to the Select Committee, information about doing this is available at: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/inquiry12/
The deadline is 14 December 2018