Archive: Benefit Cap

George Osborne giving evidence to the Treasury select committee on the 2013 autumn statement

Osborne won't rule out lowering benefit cap

George Osborne has refused to rule out lowering the benefit cap in the next parliament.

Opinion Former Articles

  • CIOT: Tax experts surprised over few changes to proposed reliefs cap

    Tax experts are surprised that the Government is pressing ahead with its proposed cap on income tax reliefs, subject only to a few technical changes. During the recent consultation representative bodies warned the Government that the proposals, as framed, were anti-business and would hit some with modest net incomes, leading to them being taxed on more income than they actually receive.

  • "Welfare reforms will penalise the vulnerable and divide society" warns Unite

    Britain’s largest union, Unite, today (Wednesday, 1 February) urged MPs to oppose the Welfare Reform Bill, warning that it will hit low paid working people, push over 200,000 thousand children into poverty and leave some families with as little as 62p per person per day to live on.

  • CPAG: Surviving welfare reform

    Manchester: Thursday 5 September 2013: Due to demand, and to ensure accessibility to as many people as possible, we are now hosting our Welfare Rights Conference in both the North and South of the country. We hope that this will give more people the opportunity to attend, keeping travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.

  • CPAG: Introduction to welfare rights

    This week-long course is aimed at advisers, social workers, probation workers, health and housing workers and others new to welfare benefit advice work. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the structure of the benefit and tax credit system, ability to identify the issues that may affect entitlement and an appreciation of the importance of advice and advocacy. The emphasis is on tackling benefit questions through case studies, including how to calculate entitlements, and providing participants with the chance to practise using CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

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