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Welfare Reform
Since 2010 the UK Government has been implementing a wide range of reforms to the welfare benefits system. Their aim is to get Britain working, fight poverty, support the most vulnerable and help people break the cycle of benefit dependency.

The reforms are the biggest change to the welfare system in over 60 years and present many challenges.

This website provides extensive information and commentary on the key Welfare Reform changes.

Click here for the latest Welfare Reform Timeline, and

Click on one of the links below to find out more:

Universal Credit

UC is the biggest change to the benefits systems since it was first introduced in the 1940's.

Employment and Support Allowance

ESA started in 2008 but still feels 'new' and has changed - such as the 'repeat claim' rules.


JSA Sanctions

JSA sanctions cause problems for claimants - find out why they happen and what can be done.

Personal Independence Payment

Replacing DLA for adults - less generous for some, more generous for others.