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Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Iain Duncan Smith
Department for Work and Pensions
Lord Freud
Department for Work and Pensions

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 c.7 22.03.2016

Latest news on the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 16 March.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

A Bill to make provision about reports on progress towards full employment and the apprenticeships target; to make provision about reports on the effect of certain support for troubled families; to make provision about life chances; to make provision about the benefit cap; to make provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision for loans for mortgage interest and other liabilities; and to make provision about social housing rents.

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