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Impact of UK Welfare Policy on Families with Children

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 01, 2017


ISBN 978 1 78851 196 4 (web only publication)
PPDAS 285386

This document is also available in pdf format (1.1 MB)


Ministerial Foreword

1. Introduction

2. Changes in welfare policy since 2015/16
2.1 Financial impact of post 2015/16 welfare policy changes
2.2 List of key welfare policy changes
2.3 Other changes affecting family incomes

3. Long-term impact of welfare policy changes

4. Emerging short-term evidence of the impact of welfare policies
4.1 The impact of the lower Benefit Cap
4.2 The impact of the 2 child limit (Tax Credits and Universal Credit)

5. Long-term impact on households - illustrative case studies
5.1 Methodology
5.2 Assumptions

6. Case study 1 – Out-of-work lone parent with 3 children (Ms P)
6.1 The impact of welfare policy on Ms P
6.2 The effect of the Benefit Cap on Ms P
6.3 The effect of moving into work for Ms P

7. Case study 2 – In-work couple with 2 children (Mr and Mrs G)
7.1 The impact of welfare policy on Mr and Mrs G
7.2 The impact of the Benefit Cap on Mr and Mrs G

8. Case study 3 – In-work couple with 4 children (Mr and Mrs C)
8.1 The impact of welfare policy on Mr and Mrs C
8.2 The impact of Mr C losing employment – application of the Benefit Cap

Technical Annex A – Assumptions in the TABOSH model

Technical Annex B – Poverty Analysis