Welfare Reform

Last year the Government confirmed plans to change the benefits system. These plans are known as ‘Welfare Reform’.

There are many changes to a lot of different benefits as part of the welfare reforms. Lots of people that currently claim benefits will be affected in some way.

This section of the website covers two changes to the benefit system:

  • People who have a ‘spare’ room will lose some Housing Benefit (known as the Bedroom Tax)
  • Housing Benefit will now be paid direct to the tenant instead of One Vision Housing (Universal Credit)

Both of these changes will only affect working age claimants, and will affect existing claimants as well as future claimants.