New Tory benefit cuts are plunging even more people into poverty

Not your friends: Pensioners are being hit hard by changes to Pension Credit eligibility.

Cuts to social security spending in Scotland means people on benefits there will lose £500 million in total, according to a report to the Scottish government.

According to Welfare Weekly, the 2019 Annual Report on Welfare Reform shows the largest welfare cuts since 2015 are as a result of the benefit freeze, two-child cap, and changes to the work allowance:

According to the report, 8,500 Scottish families have already had their income cut by the Universal Credit (UC) two-child limit – and that figure will reach 40,000 at full rollout, pushing up to 20,000 children into poverty.

It also shows 86% of UC claimants have seen a fall in the amount they can earn before losing UC entitlement.

Furthermore, 91% of Scottish households affected by the Benefit Cap contain children. The cap has affected around 3,000 households, which are losing an average of more than £3,000 per year.

And around 5,600 Scottish couples could lose up to £7,000 per year by 2023/2024 because of changes to Pension Credit eligibility.

Read Scottish politicians’ responses here: ‘Shocking’ impact of UK welfare cuts revealed

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1 thought on “New Tory benefit cuts are plunging even more people into poverty

  1. Jeffrey davies

    Oh for a devil like rtu ids he be proud of his son Christian he ain’t aktion t4 rolls along with out much of a ado

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