Benefit welfare reform

Previous welfare reforms (2011-2015)

  • Timeline of changes: welfare reform changes that have either already come into force or are due to take effect in the next few years and how they could affect you
  • Discretionary Housing Payment: how Northampton Borough Council is helping you to get the most of the financial help available
  • Under occupation: what to do if your Housing Benefit has been reduced as a result of under occupation  
  • Personal Independence Payments: find out more about the new Personal Independence Payments, which are replacing Disability Living Allowance.
  • Benefit cap: what to do if you been affected by a reduction in benefits as a result of the benefit cap 
  • Universal Credit: information about the new benefit being rolled out across the country 
  • Help from other organisations: who to go to for more help and support