Welfare State: Reform

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Labour, Leeds North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will assess the cumulative effect of welfare policy reforms instituted since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The Government regularly produces analysis of the cumulative impact of all coalition changes, including welfare, on households across the income distribution. In the interests of transparency this Government introduced the publication of such documents (produced by HM Treasury), alongside every Budget and Autumn Statement. The most recent update was published with the Budget in March 2014, and can be found using the following link:

Impact on households: distributional analysis to accompany Budget 2014

This analysis estimates the effect of coalition measures from all fiscal events from the Budget in June 2010 to the Budget in March 2014. It also includes changes that were announced before the Budget in June 2010 that have been implemented by this Government.

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