The LGA is supporting councils to understand and manage the impact and implementation of the Government's substantial programme of welfare reforms as we move towards the full roll out of Universal Credit, and ensuring that Government understands and recognises the central role that councils can and should play in housing, employment, financial inclusion and integrated support for the most disadvantaged.
9 February 2016
A European Social Fund (ESF) project which ran in Oxford from May 2014 until the end of June 2015 has been positively evaluated. Read the report here.
11 February 2016
Find out more about the roll-out of Universal Credit from May – December 2016 based on the DWP's latest planning assumptions.
16 November 2015
Watch Councillor Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, giving evidence to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill Committee.
7 May 2015
22 October 2015
The European Social Fund (ESF) is an important source of funding for councils to help develop the skills and employment prospects of local residents and meet the skills needs of local businesses.
What are the welfare policy changes resulting from the Summer Budget announcement?
A guide to local authority welfare-related applications and recent case study examples has been added to the publications list on the LGA website.
Read the latest report by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion in collaboration with the LGA. 'Realising talent for everyone' looks at the national employment, skills and welfare system and proposes some solutions.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has laid amendment regulations to support data sharing for Universal Support, which came into force on 13 February 2015.
16 November 2015
The DWP has now published an updated complete list, based on the latest planning assumptions, of tranche two local authorities and Jobcentre areas.
The government has announced £74 million for upper-tier authorities to go towards local welfare and adult social care.
This conference took place on 12th January at Local Government House.
There will be no reduction in funding for the 2015/16 Housing Benefit administration subsidy.
At the LGA conference on 10 July Lord Freud (Minister for Welfare Reform) announced results of the DWP expressions of interest process for local authority Robust Trialling work funded by DWP.