Welfare Reform and Local Authorities


The government’s Autumn Budget 2019 announced a number of changes to universal credit, and a number of further changes were announced in the following days.

In December 2018 and January 2019, the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd, made a number of announcements relating to further proposed and actual changes being made to universal credit. As part of this, Ms. Rudd withdrew the draft managed migration legislation, which the previous secretary of state had intended presenting to Parliament in January 2019, and laid new, more limited draft legislation.

This series of CBRS benefits events provided details of these changes including those relating to the assessment and administration of universal credit and to the overall managed migration process. In addition, these events provided a round-up of the latest new legislation affecting universal credit, housing benefit and local council tax support administration as well as summaries of the latest relevant case law.  


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