Cardiff, United Kingdom, May 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Welfare Reform in Wales Conference, taking place in Cardiff on Wednesday 25 June 2014, is ideally timed to help you get to grips with the transition to the new system. The welfare state in Wales currently supports nearly 200,000 Welsh adults that have never worked*. With reductions in total benefit and tax credit entitlements in Wales expected to exceed £590 million**, the effects of reform are far reaching.
Developed after consultation with key individuals from across the public sector in Wales, the conference comes amidst continuing efforts towards increasing conditionality in the provision of welfare support, introduction of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and the administration of Housing Benefit and the Benefit Cap. Now is an opportune moment to share emerging findings and formulate strategies for the further implementation of reform.
This conference will cover a broad spread of issues, including:
• The impact of welfare reform in Wales at national, local and community level
• Progress of a Universal Credit pathfinder
• Improving digital literacy levels among the Welsh population and the impact of digital exclusion on benefits claimants
• Encouraging financial inclusion, promoting access to employment and tackling long-term worklessness
• Addressing the impacts of under-occupancy in social housing
Attend this conference to ensure that you are able to support the most vulnerable people in your area through the process of reform.
*An ex-ante analysis of the effects of the UK Government’s welfare reforms on labour supply in Wales’, Institute of Fiscal Studies, February 2013
**Office for National Statistics, February 2013
More Information: http://www.capitaconferences.co.uk/public-sector-conferences/employment-skills/full-conference/article/welfare-reform-in-wales-conference-2.html?code=SMMK
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