Monthly Archives: November 2011

Autumn Statement and older people

While it will take a little time to amend the FFBM and rerun the examples in the paper, it’s worth making a few points about older people and the announcements. Pension Credit Guarantee basic amounts are tied to earnings by … Continue reading

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Childcare not included in benefits cap

Speaking in yesterday’s Lords Grand Committee session looking at the benefits cap, Lord Freud, the minister, said that childcare support would be excluded from the cap. In an exchange with Lord Mackenzie he said The noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, asked … Continue reading

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Benefits After The Bill – New version

I’ve just completed a new version of this paper. It’s completely remodelled following the changes that have been announced recently, including: Earnings disregard increases in Universal Credit – which have a substantial effect. Childcare in Universal Credit and other changes. … Continue reading

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Lords’ Grand Committee stages

The committee is due to complete its stages on the 28th November (the day before the Chancellor makes his autumn statement). The sections to be covered on each day will be: the Social Fund issues on 10 November; the PIP … Continue reading

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Pension Credit to be capital limited.

During yesterday’s Grand Committee stage in the Lords of the Welfare Reform Bill, Lord Freud confirmed that, following the introduction of the Housing Credit into Pension Credit, Pension Credit will have a capital cut-off. This will apply to the benefit … Continue reading

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