Universal Credit: a quiet revolution in the Welfare State

Universal Credit: a quiet revolution in the Welfare State

23 January 2015

Reichel Hall, Bangor University

The introduction of Universal Credit is the most significant and wide- ranging change to the benefits system since its establishment in 1948.

The Credit will co-ordinate aspects of State support with the aim of ensuring that no claimant will be financially worse off by accepting work than they would be by claiming benefits. It will replace the following benefits:

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit and some aspects of the Social Fund

The Conference will bring academics and Professional workers in the field to discuss and try and foresee the impact this change will have on some of the most disadvantaged people in Society.

The Conference will be particularly informative and important to those whose decisions affect families on low incomes, children and the housing sector and will be of interest to workers in the third sector, policy directors and officers as well as local and national elected representatives and students of social policy.

The Conference will be held in Welsh but with translation available.

Key Note Speech: Hywel Williams MP

Conference Details

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Admission: Free but delegates are asked to register before hand

Registration and Further Information:

Siôn Jobbins: s.jobbins@colegcymraeg.ac.uk | 01970 622893

Conference Hashtag: #CredydCynhwysol

 


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