Response to impact of welfare reform

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NewsSeptember 17th, 2014

The Bevan Foundation has said that the possible impact of cuts to welfare benefits on Wales has been described as ‘deeply worrying’ by Bevan Foundation Director Victoria Winckler.

A report published by Prof Steve Fothergill and colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University suggested that up to £430 million a year could be lost from the local economy, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs as people have less to spend.

Commenting in the Western Mail Victoria Winckler said: “The findings are really worrying and are a double hit for the areas where a relatively high proportion of the population rely on benefits… The vast majority of people aren’t on benefits through choice but because they can’t get a job or are in low paid work.  To damage the economy further just makes things even tougher.”

The article can be read here.

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