The so-called bedroom tax, changes to disability allowance, and a cap on benefits - it's all part of the welfare reforms being phased in from next week.
Starting on Monday, some of our poorest households - two million across the country - will be paying more council tax as a result of the changes. That will be around £140 extra a year.
This week, we've been looking at these Goverment reforms - and how they're affecting people. Tonight our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford talks to senior government minister and Conservative MP for Fareham, Mark Hoban, about why it's happening.
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