Archive for September, 2012

Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Workshop Feedback

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 8th March 2012.  The Act introduces the Universal Credit which will replace certain benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance and Housing Benefit.  There will also be changes to Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, the Social Fund system and Council Tax Benefit.

Department for Work and Pensions and Cornwall Council held two workshops in July 2012 to introduce the changes.  The main points from the workshop can be found in the Welfare Reform Workshop-Summary along with slide references to the Jobcentre Plus presentation and also links to web pages with further information.

NCVYS have also recently released a briefing note on the Welfare Reform Act which can be found here