Welfare reform: annual report 2018

This report discusses recent UK Government reforms of the welfare system and the effects of these reforms on people in Scotland.



2CL – The Two Child Limit, which removed the ability for most families to claim Universal Credit or Tax Credits for more than two children if the child was born after 6 April 2017.

AHC – After Housing Costs

APA - Alternative Payment Arrangements

CTB – Council Tax Benefit

CTR – Council Tax Reduction

DHP – Discretionary Housing Payments

DLA – Disability Living Allowance

DWP – Department for Work and Pensions

EHRC – Equality and Human Rights Commission

ESA – Employment and Support Allowance. May be income-related or contributory.

GDP – Gross Domestic Product

HB – Housing Benefit

HMRC – Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

IS – Income Support

JSA – Jobseeker’s allowance. May be income-based ( IB) or contributions-based ( CB).

LHA – Local Housing Allowance

MIF – Minimum Income Floor

OBR – Office for Budget Responsibility

PIP – Personal Independence Payment

RF – Resolution Foundation

SDP – Severe Disability Premium

SE – Surplus Earnings

SSAC – Social Security Advisory Committee

SWF – Scottish Welfare Fund

TC – Tax Credits. May be Child Tax Credits ( CTC) or Working Tax Credits ( WTC).

TP - Transitional Protection

UC – Universal Credit

WRAG – Work-Related Activity Group


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