Posts in Category: Welfare Reform

WLGA calls for halt in Universal Credit rollout 

The WLGA has today raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, about individuals’ experiences in claiming Universal Credit. Intended to streamline UK welfare provision, the rollout of Universal Credit has... read more
 
Thursday, 26 October 2017 Categories: News Welfare Reform

New report identifies disproportionate impact of welfare reform in Wales 

A new report published by the Wales Audit Office demonstrates how the UK Government’s welfare reform programme is having a significant impact on both councils and social housing tenants in Wales. With the UK Government aiming to reduce annual... read more
 
Thursday, 08 January 2015 Categories: News Welfare Reform

New report outlines worrying impact of welfare reform in Wales 

The Welsh Local Government Association has welcomed a report by Citizens Advice Cymru outlining the impact of welfare reform on people in Wales. Focussing on the cumulative impact of the welfare changes being made by the UK Government, the ‘One... read more
 
Monday, 07 July 2014 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Report on bedroom tax impacts welcomed 

The WLGA has welcomed a report by the Welsh Affairs Committee that acknowledges that changes to the UK housing benefit system will have a greater impact in Wales, and that these impacts should continue to be monitored closely. With over 250,000... read more
 
Thursday, 17 October 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Welfare confusion as reforms hit Wales the hardest 

The Welsh Local Government Association has voiced concern over the economic cost of UK Government welfare reforms, while identifying a lack of clear guidance on how certain reforms should be implemented in Wales. The call follows a research... read more
 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Councils meet to tackle welfare reform challenges 

Delegates from across local government in Wales have met to identify what must be done to meet the challenges being created by sweeping reform of the welfare state. Forming part of Welsh local government’s response to the controversial welfare... read more
 
Friday, 15 March 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Welfare reform poses unprecedented challenges in Wales 

Councillor David Phillips, Leader of Swansea City Council and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Spokesman on Welfare Reform, outlines the challenges created by sweeping reform of the Welfare state. Over the coming months the UK... read more
 
Thursday, 21 February 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform

WLGA questions the cost and deliverability of Welfare Reform 

Local council leaders in Wales have united to challenge the UK Government on the financial cost of UK welfare reforms and their operational delivery. Granted Royal Assent in March 2012, the Welfare Reform Act will lead to wholesale changes to the ... read more
 
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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