|Budget 2016 welfare & money advice announcements
HMRC to provide a 7-day a week service by 2017.
Face-to-face support from Jobcentre Advisors for self-employed working tax credit claimants will be trialed.
The government plan to improve support for ESA and Universal Credit work-related activity group claimants.
The 52 week work time limit on permitted work rules for ESA claimants in the work-related activity group will be removed from April 2017.
From Autumn 2016, the government will introduce exemptions for recipients of guardians allowance, carerâ€™s allowance and the carers element of universal credit from the household benefit cap.
New or renewed tenancies in the social sector subject to the cap on housing benefit at the relevant local housing allowance rate will be deferred for supported accommodation from April 2016 to April 2017.
The ending of payments of housing benefit and pension credit to claimants who travel outside of Great Britain for longer than 4 weeks consecutively will now come into force in May 2016
The government will increase the number of presenting officers in attendance at employment and support allowance and personal independence payment tribunal hearings from 2017.
The government will introduce a new Help to Save scheme for those on low incomes who wish to regularly set aside some of their income.
The government will restructure statutory financial guidance providers the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
Planned PIP changes to the assessment as outlined in the budget should NOT now be going ahead, but this is subject to official government confirmation. Look out for further updates.
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