Welfare Reform: THe Implications for Housing and Local Government - Publication
This book looks in detail at the Government’s controversial welfare reforms and their implications for claimants, social landlords, local authorities and the public finances in all the nations of the United Kingdom.
The Government was elected on a commitment to reduce expenditure on welfare by £12billion. Its detailed proposals for doing this were announced in the Budget of July 2015. It has also introduced the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.
The main measures are:
In addition the Under-occupation penalty remains in place and Universal Credit continues to be rolled out. Welfare reform is clearly having a significant effect on tenants and other residents who claim benefits and on the ability of councils and housing associations to collect income and fund services. This seminar will address the implications of Welfare Reform for local authorities and housing associations. The session is accompanied by a very useful book entitled: “Welfare Reform 2015 – The Implications for Housing and Local Government”
But what effect will all this have on claimants, housing associations and local authorities and how can they manage the reforms to mitigate the risks that they face?The book contains chapters on:
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