||<p>The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 has frozen the majority of working-age benefits
for four tax years, from 2016-17 to 2019-20. The analysis published at the time of
the 2015 Budget assesses the impact of the measures in the Welfare Reform and Work
Act 2016. 30 per cent of households were estimated to be impacted by the benefit rate
freeze. The average notional loss was estimated to be £6 a week in 2019/20. This analysis
does not take into account employment effects in response to our welfare reforms.
I attach the analysis to this response.</p><p> </p>