Has the Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) impacted you or your family?
For instance have you experienced the impact of issues such as:
o Removing the work-related activity support component in Employment and Support Allowance
o The reduction of the benefit cap (to £23,000 in London, £20,000 the rest of the UK)
o The ‘freeze’ in the value of certain benefits for 4 years
o Limiting support (from child tax credit or the child element of Universal Credit) to 2 children
o Changes in conditionality for responsible carers under Universal Credit
o Replacing current mortgage interest support to loans for mortgage interest payments
o Reducing social rents by 1% pa over 4 years following the Act
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Health in All Policies has opened a follow up inquiry on the impact of Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) on Children and Disabled Adults and is calling for evidence.
Inclusion London will be submitting evidence. Please send your experiences toHenrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk to inform Inclusion London’s submission. However, you may wish to submit evidence yourself, if so please see the information below:
The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 March 2019.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions should be no longer than 6 sides of A4.
The Committee has asked if you ‘Please indicate if you would be willing to take part in an oral hearing for this inquiry’.
More information about the inquiry is available in the ‘invitation for submissions’ document which is available to download.