Welfare Reform Bill

Welfare Reform Bill

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In July 2010 the Government published a consultation document q21st Century Welfareq (Cm.7913, ISBN 9780101791328). This set out a range of options for reform of the welfare system. As a result the Government produced a White Paper, qUniversal Credit: Welfare that Worksq (Cm. 7957, ISBN 9780101795722), alongside the Government's responses to the consultation (Consultation Responses to 21st Century Welfare (Cm. 7971, ISBN 9780101797122). The White Paper set out the Government's proposals for welfare reform, which aims to improve work incentives, simplify the benefits system and make it less costly to administer. This Bill gives effect to those proposals. The major proposal, as set out in the Bill, is the introduction of a new benefit, to be known as Universal Credit, which will replace existing in and out of work benefits. The Bill also makes provision for another new benefit, Personal Independence Payment, which will replace the existing Disability Living Allowance. The Bill consists of seven parts, and is set out as follows: Part 1: Universal Credit; Part 2: Working-age benefits; Part 3: Other benefit changes; Part 4: Personal independence payment; Part 5: Social security: general; Part 7: Final - sets out the repeals to existing legislation; financial provision and territorial extent. An Explanatory Note, HCB 154-EN, is also available (see ISBN 9780215546715).Part 1 - Universal credit Chapter 1 - Entitlement and awards 11 Housing costs (1) The calculation of an award of universal credit is to include an amount in respect of any liability of a claimant to make payments in respect of the accommodation they occupy as their home. ... (5) Regulations may a€” (a) provide for exceptions to subsection (1); 25 (b) provide for inclusion of an amount under this section in the anbsp;...

Title:Welfare Reform Bill
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2011-02-01


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