Welfare Reform Local Authorities The Changes Continue


Event summary

This series of CBRS benefits events will provide 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 will provide 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.


14 March 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:15


Mercure St Pauls
119 Norfolk Street
S1 2JE
[See map]

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

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.

Who should attend?

Those local authority staff involved in the policy development and management of benefits services and other organisations with an interest in the local delivery of benefit services.

How will i benefit?

Delegates will:
• be aware of the latest information on the development and roll-out of the government’s welfare reforms and universal credit and how this may impact on local authorities’ services and costs
• be updated with the latest policy announcements and case law
• gain an understanding of the impact of universal credit and other welfare reforms on local services
• develop an awareness of the issues relating to universal credit full service and managed migration and their impact on local benefit services and claimants
• identify how those services will need to develop and change in order to provide effective support services to benefit recipient.

CPD hours

Seven and a half.


  • Revenues and benefits

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Speaker - Sheldon Wood, Benefits Advisor, CIPFA Benefits & Revenues Service (CBRS)

Sheldon Wood

Sheldon has 16 years' local government experience, including as Principal Benefits Officer at Sheffield City Council, where he managed the service and implemented major changes to the council's benefits administration. He joined the CIPFA Benefits and Revenues Service (CBRS) in 2003 and has trained and advised members of the team on all aspects of benefits legislation and local authority benefits service administration, focusing on the changes required as a result of successive government welfare reform policies and change programmes. E: sheldon.wood@cipfa.org, T: 0114 255932.