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17 September 2014

New report shows Valleys hardest hit by Welfare Reform

A new report, published by Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of the Industrial Communities Alliance (ICA) in Wales has found that the knock-on effect of welfare cuts could lead to the loss of 3,000 jobs in the south Wales valleys. The report found that the valleys had been harder hit by welfare reform than almost anywhere in the UK and that the region can expect to lose around £430m each year, with the worst affected areas losing £1,000 per adult.

Read the full report by Sheffield Hallam University here: http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/welsh-valleys-report-2014.pdf