Welfare Reform. The Big Debate. Join us to consider the imminent changes to welfare benefits , for discussion on the impact to service users and how to provide continued support.
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The Big Debate
Join us to consider the imminent changes to welfare benefits, for discussion on the impact to service users and how to provide continued support.
Hear from the DWP, JCP and Local Authority on PIP, Universal Credit, and replacement schemes for Housing and Council Tax benefits
17th January 2013
17th January 1.30 – 5.00pm, Shrewsbury Town Football Club, SY2 6ST
Pan Disability Network
The scale of change is huge.
This is the biggest reform of social security for over 60 years.
Every area of the benefit system is set to change as £18 billion is to be cut from the welfare bill by 2014.
And a further £10 billion to come…
Who will be affected ?
Changes already taken Place
Housing costs and
Transfer from Incapacity Benefit to ESA
Local Housing Allowance
More stringent rules
Working tax credits
limiting HB to reflect household size and
linking LHA rates to the Consumer Price Index
2013 to 2017
Transition arrangements for existing claimants