Government welfare reforms affect London households disproportionately and risk a considerable cost shunt from central government to local authorities.
London Councils is tracking these reforms with ongoing policy, research and lobbying work illustrating how this will affect London boroughs’ resources and the lives of Londoners. These pages provide details of the reforms and give details of the ways in which they are impacting London.
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A limit on total benefits a household can receive
Limits to housing benefit in the private sector.
Reductions in housing benefit in social sector
New localised Council Tax Support schemes
Bringing together 6 working age benefits.
Link between welfare and London's housing crisis