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Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 main page.<

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 documents.<

It is worth noting that independent analysis of the documents can take several days.

£12bn Welfare cuts will still happen over the spending review cycle until 2020.

The basic state pension will rise to £119.30 from April 2016.

For tenancies signed after 1st April 2016, from 1st April 2018 onwards Housing Benefit paid for Social Housing Rents will be capped to the Local Housing Allowance level.  

Housing Benefit and Pension Credit payment limited to 4 weeks for claimants who are outside Great Britian from April 2016.  Currently you can be out of Great Britian for 13 weeks at a time.

A new Work and Health Programme to be introduced when current Work and Work Choices programmes contracts end.

Real terms increase in Access to Work spending.

Expansion of "fit for Work" service.

White paper setting out reforms to improve support for people with Health conditions and disabilities due in New Year.

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Tax Credits no longer subject to a cut. However the transition to Universal Credit will make these projected savings.

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DWP Statement on the Spending review, click here.<

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Efficiency and reform

The claimant count rate remains at 2.3% – the lowest level since the 1970s. As the numbers claiming benefits come down, spending on employment programmes can also be reduced. Total spending on employment will be reduced, including not renewing Mandatory Work Activity and Community Work Placements, but introducing a Work and Health Programme for the longer-term unemployed and those with health conditions.

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