Burying bad news: DWP uses attention on meaningful Brexit vote to announce new rules
Changes to the rules around benefits for couples whose ages lie either side of the state pension date mean that they could lose up to £7,000 in a year. The Government announced the change just as attention was on the meaningful vote in the House of Commons on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Housing associations are encouraged to see that there is maximum take up prior to the changes coming into effect on 15 May, 2019
The Government took the opportunity to announce a change of rules regarding benefit entitlement for couples whose age lies either side of the state pension date.