Sweeping changes in the welfare reforms
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South Wales areas in 'top 25 hit by welfare changes'

Five counties in the south Wales valleys are in the top 25 areas in the UK to be most affected by changes to welfare payments, according to research from Sheffield Hallam University.

The UK government wants to reduce its Welfare Bill by £160bn and encourage people to find work.

The research shows how communities will be affected by the changes.

Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly will be worst hit in Wales.

BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickens reports.

Five counties hit by welfare changes

  • 23 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales