Benefit cuts affecting 48,500 families in Liverpool
- 01 Sep
A senior councillor has warned that the number of households who will lose out on benefits is likely to rise from 10 to 1,950.
Analysis from Liverpool City Council has found that around 48,500 households are likely to lose their benefits due to new government reforms, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Councillor Jane Corbett has said that a rising number of people are being hit by a range of benefit cuts whilst the local authority is seeing its budget also reduced.
The city council also says it is estimated some 850 families will lose £50 a week or more as a result of the new cap.
According to a report prepared for the city council, the benefits freeze “will affect all working-age benefit and tax credit claimants in the city, including around 48,500 households currently claiming Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. It is likely to represent a significant real terms cut.”
Cllr Jane Corbett said: “Many Liverpool people supported by the benefits system are already really struggling. These reforms will create an even deeper poverty trap – and the Government presumes that the council will respond, the council that’s already been cut to the bone by Government cuts. Some of the biggest cuts are those to people in work who are on very low wages and claiming tax credits. This Government is creating a very dangerous and cruel perfect storm and thousands of our adults and children will be at the centre of it. We, along with our partners, will continue to support people the very best we can and for as long as we can.”
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