Benefit changes for disabled people and social housing tenants


One of the most radical reforms of the benefits system starts to takes effect from April with changes to many payments, including those for social housing tenants and disabled people.

The aim is to save billions of pounds, make the system fairer, and encourage people off welfare and into work, says the government. But critics claim it is trying to do too much too soon.

David Thompson spoke to Labour MP Anne Begg who chairs the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Conservative MP Graham Evans, and Citizens Advice Bureau chief executive Gillian Guy.


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