Wales' most innovative and influential think tank

Connect: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTubeTel: 01685 350938

Wales on the Edge

February 28th 2012

Sweeping changes to social security benefits will affect thousands of people in Wales as reforms to everything from Job Seeker’s Allowance to Housing Benefit and Winter Fuel Payments could mean some people losing their entitlement to state support entirely while others face losing a substantial part of their weekly income.  Wales will be affected by the changes more than any other part of the UK because more people in Wales receive a benefit.  It is far from clear that the labour market will be able to provide jobs for many people seeking a job, many of whom will have been out of the job market for years, while others will see a major fall in their incomes.  

This report, prepared by the Bevan Foundation for the Cuts Watch Cymru coalition, outlines the main changes to benefits and identifies the numbers and characteristics of the people who will be affected.

 

ISBN: 978-1-904767-53-4
Pages:  44
Language: English (Welsh summary)
Order: online only – PDF
Price: Free

The support of Oxfam Cymru’s UK Poverty Programme for the Cuts Watch Cymru project is gratefully acknowledged, along with the support of 17 different charities representing people affected by benefit reform.  

 

 

Download

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange 17: Autumn 2020

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! This bumper issue reflects on the impact of Coronavirus on Wales’ economy and society, and highlights some ways forward to recover, renew and reset Wales in its aftermath. This issue includes articles by: Darren […] »

Events »

welcome 200x200

Community cohesion in post pandemic Wales

Join us in our latest webinar to discuss the value of investing in social cohesion  in a post- pandemic Wales Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash While the pandemic has been first and foremost a public health issue, individuals and […] »