New Fabian Society research finds that over 700,000 people in working or disabled households are to be pulled into poverty by universal credit cuts.
The report shows how the cut to universal credit will reduce the living standards of households in many different circumstances:
- Households with a disabled adult will be hit by 57 per cent of the cuts (£3.7bn per year)
- Families with children will be hit by half the cuts (£3.2bn per year)
- Households where someone is a carer will be hit by 12 per cent (£700m per year).
Only 13% of the savings will come from non-working, non-disabled households.
Who loses? is the second output of Social Security Solutions, a Fabian Society research project supported by a grant from the Standard Life Foundation. Read more about the project here.
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