Welfare reform

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2570
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will welfare reform in London lead to an increase in fuel poverty?

Answer

Answer for Welfare reform

Answer for Welfare reform

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Welfare reform will lead to more people entering work. Taken with the Government reducing the tax burden on the lowest paid as the personal allowance is raised these measures will mean that fewer people are in danger of entering fuel poverty.