With the Welfare Reform Bill currently making its way through the Houses of Parliament on its way to royal assent, this timely conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to assess the early implementation of the key reforms outlined in the bill.
Reforms outlined in the bill include:
- The introduction of Universal Credit to provide a single streamlined benefit that will ensure work always pays
- A stronger approach to reducing fraud and error with tougher penalties for the most serious offences
- A new claimant commitment showing clearly what is expected of claimants while giving protection to those with the greatest needs
- Creating a fairer approach to Housing Benefit to bring stability to the market and improve incentives to work driving out abuse of the Social Fund system by giving greater power to local authorities
- Reforming Employment and Support Allowance to make the benefit fairer and to ensure that help goes to those with the greatest need
With this key issues in mind, Government Knowledge feel there is no better time to contribute to this debate.