The Bill Sargent Trust, a Hampshire action research charity commissioned the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) to examine the actual and potential impact of key elements of benefit reforms on households in Hampshire.

CRESR used recently released census and updated government data to expand and update their original research published by the Bill Sargent Trust in April 2011.

The financial loss in Hampshire of the reforms will be just over £400 million per year, equivalent to £360 a year for every working age adult in Hampshire. The cumulative impact of the reforms will have severe consequences for many low income households in Hampshire.

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