Effects of Benefit Cuts in Cornwall

Cornwall council has produced a report on the effects of the “welfare reforms” on people in Cornwall.

The report is here:http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=dad37513-e280-4e2d-8d64-5d38b09f785d&version=-1 (pdf), linked from a page on Organisational Performance reporting with a quarterly dashboard.

This was noted by councillor Andrew Wallis.  The Falmouth Packet described the report as

Malnutrition, rent arrears, bailiff visits and food bank use in Cornwall soars

 

According to the latest data contained in the “Cornwall Council’s Understanding the impacts of Welfare Reform report Q3 2013/14”, people in Cornwall are facing severe financial hardship, before further reform and the introduction of Universal Credit.