Social Security Salami Slicing: What’s Left to Cut?

The current Government was elected on a promise to cut £12 billion from the social security budget.  Detailed plans were announced post-election in the July 2015 Summer Budget and legislation has been published in the form of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill (‘the Bill’).  This paper considers whether proposals , as currently drafted , are lawful and specifically whether current measures in the Bill comply with domestic and international law.