In-House Welfare Reform: The Implications for Housing


This course explains and examines the government’s welfare reforms and their implications for local authorities, housing associations and their tenants.

In 2015, 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 also passed the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. In 2017, the government was re-elected as a minority government on a commitment not to introduce any new welfare measures but to continue with the existing programme of welfare reform – including the rolling out of Universal Credit, the capping of Housing Benefit at the level of the Local Housing Allowance and reforms to the funding of Supported Housing.

There are separate English, Scottish and Welsh versions of this training available.


The session will answer the following questions:

  • What is the Government trying to achieve?
  • What are the implications of welfare reform including Universal Credit for housing and local government?
  • What are the implications for Supported Housing?
  • How can Local Authorities and Housing Associations manage the implications of welfare reform?

The session is accompanied by a very useful hundred-page book that is designed for reference after the session entitled: “Welfare Reform 2017: The Implications for Housing”


Delegates will have an understanding of the Government's welfare reforms and their impact on local authority housing services and housing association; and how the issues arising can be managed.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for people who are not experts in welfare reform, but who understand the basics. It is suitable for councillors, board members, housing managers, tenant representatives, finance staff and others with an interest in welfare reform.

This session has been delivered recently for clients including Perth & Kinross Council.

For further information about an in-house session of 'Welfare Reform 2017: The Implications for Housing' please contact Adrian Waite on 017683-51498 or

Other Information about Welfare Reform

For further information on our Seminar: 'Welfare Reform 2017: The Implications for Housing' please click HERE

For further information about our publication: 'Welfare Reform: The Implications for Housing and Local Government' please clcik HERE

For briefing papers on welfare reform please click HERE

Adrian Waite presenting an in-house training session at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

Most of our in-house training sessions are for a day, but there are half-day and evening options available.

To download a copy of our brochure, please click HERE

To find out what feedback we have received from people who have already attended our courses, please click HERE

For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or

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