Examining the proposed welfare cap

Leading charities such as Action for Children, Age UK, Oxfam and Shelter, along with sector bodies NCVO and SCVO, have put together a technical briefing on the ‘Proposed cap on Annually Managed Expenditure’. This cap, proposed by the government, would place fixed annual limits on social security spend for future years.

While the charities would prefer an approach addressing root causes to reduce costs, they put forward recommendations to improve the blueprint. NCVO article with link to the briefing at http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2013/11/26/new-briefing-from-leading-charities-ame-cap/.