Welfare reform: annual report 2019

The seventh in a series of reports that examines the impacts of UK Government welfare reforms on people in Scotland focusses on post-2015 reforms introduced by the UK Government, particularly the effects of the benefit freeze, two-child limit and Universal Credit work allowance reforms.

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1. Purpose

Since the publication of the 2018 Annual Report on Welfare Reform,[7] the UK Government have announced a number of changes to social security policies which affect Scottish households. This paper summarises the announced changes, and, where available, presents evidence on their expected impacts. It also provides updated evidence on the effects of previous major welfare policy changes. 


Email: Jamie.Hume@gov.scot

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