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Welfare Reform Bill becomes law
8th of March 2012
The Welfare Reform Bill is scheduled to receive Royal Assent and becomes law today, Thursday 8 March.
The Act will bring fundamental changes to housing benefit, such as:
- Capping the maximum benefit that can be claimed
- Introducing a single benefit (known as universal credit) as a replacement for a number of currently separate benefits
- Reducing housing benefit payments for working age social tenants who are under-occupying their homes.