From April 2011, it was restricted so that payments would only be made for the first child born, but not subsequent children.
In January 2011, the Health in Pregnancy grant was abolished.
The Sure Start maternity grant is a £500 payment made to parents in receipt of certain means-tested benefits, on the birth or adoption of a child.The average loss of £11.30 to claimants has been estimated by dividing Treasury’s expected £65m per annum saving across the number of households.Educational maintenance allowance was a means-tested financial payment made to 16–19 year olds in full time education or unpaid work-based learning to meet educational costs. Previously, students from households earning below £20,817 per annum were awarded £30 a week, students households earning between £20,818 and £25,521 were awarded £20 a week and students from households earning between £25,522 and £30,810 were awarded £10 a week.o initial claims – 31 days; o changes of circumstances – one month; o reporting qualifying benefit for the disability element – one month; o reporting grant of refugee status – one month.This means that families whose circumstances change might miss out unless they report changes quickly.
By April 2011, 5.5 million accounts had been opened, with 35 per cent of young people being entitled to the extra payments2.