How the welfare reforms affect you: Hackney

Hackney. Pic Source: Maya Oppenheim

Hackney. Pic Source: Maya Oppenheim

On average claimant households are set to be the 6th biggest losers as a result of the welfare reforms when compared to England. For those receiving housing allowance they will see their income cut on average by nearly £2000 and the 1% will see every claimant household £381, the second highest in England.

Population: 219,200

Children: 47,900

Ethnic makeup: 59% white, 25% black, 8% Asian, 4% mixed race, 4% Chinese and other

Average wage: £596.60 per week

Child Poverty: 67% of children in low-income families

Unemployed benefit claimants: 7%


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How Hackney’s welfare losses compare to the rest of England (out of 325 English local authorities)

….6th when it comes to average loss per claimant household

….22nd when it comes to average loss to “bedroom taxed” households

….9th when it comes to average loss to local housing allowance households

… Hackney claimant households will lose the 2nd most as a result of the 1% uprating

…and how much is the the average household set to gain from the Universal Credit scheme

£ 192

Go here and click on impact modelling tool for a full rundown of how Welfare Reforms will affect Hackney

(Source: Local Government Association and Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

To Read ELL’s other stories from Welfare Reform Week click below:

Welfare Reform Week: ELL begins week investigating the impacts of the reforms in our boroughs one year on

Bedroom taxed households pass the 10,000 mark

The rise of the Foodbank: 6,500 EastLondonLines residents forced to visit foodbanks in last eight months

Sanctions on the increase: Number of claimants losing JSA benefit reaches record levels across ELL boroughs

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