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.

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Economy

Summer Budget 2015

What are the welfare policy changes resulting from the Summer Budget announcement?

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Economy

Universal Credit and the European Social Fund

A guide to local authority welfare-related applications and recent case study examples has been added to the publications list on the LGA website.

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Workforce

Realising talent: the case for devolved employment and skills

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.

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Improvement

Universal Credit data sharing regulations

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.

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Finance

Universal Credit – accelerated roll out – details of tranche 3 and 4

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.

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Finance

Local Welfare Assistance

The government has announced £74 million for upper-tier authorities to go towards local welfare and adult social care.

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Finance

Presentations from the 12 January LGA conference on UC and Welfare Reform

This conference took place on 12th January at Local Government House.

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Finance

Housing Benefit Administration Subsidy 2015/16

There will be no reduction in funding for the 2015/16 Housing Benefit administration subsidy.

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Localism

Announcement of LSSF funded local authority robust trialling from September 2014

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.

Knowledge Hub Groups


LGA Welfare reform

Local welfare assistance network

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The local impacts of welfare reform
 

LG Inform welfare impacts tool

Report

Case studies