||<p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015, this is available
in the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf"
</p><p> </p><p>The Welfare Reforms such as the benefit freeze were designed to incentivise
parents to choose to move into and progress in work. Evidence shows that work is the
best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are five time more likely
to be in poverty than those in households where all adults were working. Since 2007/08,
the incomes of the poorest fifth have increased by over £850 above inflation, whereas
the incomes of the richest fifth have increased by around £650.</p>