The WLGA has today raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, about individuals’ experiences in claiming Universal Credit.
Intended to streamline UK welfare provision, the rollout of Universal Credit has... read more
Thursday, 26 October 2017
A new report published by the Wales Audit Office demonstrates how the UK Government’s welfare reform programme is having a significant impact on both councils and social housing tenants in Wales.
With the UK Government aiming to reduce annual... read more
Thursday, 08 January 2015
The WLGA has welcomed a report by the Welsh Affairs Committee that acknowledges that changes to the UK housing benefit system will have a greater impact in Wales, and that these impacts should continue to be monitored closely.
With over 250,000... read more
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Councillor David Phillips, Leader of Swansea City Council and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Spokesman on Welfare Reform, outlines the challenges created by sweeping reform of the Welfare state.
Over the coming months the UK... read more
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Local council leaders in Wales have united to challenge the UK Government on the financial cost of UK welfare reforms and their operational delivery.
Granted Royal Assent in March 2012, the Welfare Reform Act will lead to wholesale changes to the ... read more
Tuesday, 04 September 2012