Train on the Tracks training - Universal Credit, benefits and welfare reform

Date published: 14/03/2018

Introduction to Benefits 2018logo
4 May 2018 in Cardiff:
Places cost £165 + VAT each

Never has there been a time before, when the UK welfare benefit system was so confusing and complicated, with so many radical changes being proposed and implemented at the same time. 

This one-day introductory course has for many years been repeatedly well received by both participants and organisations alike. It aims to introduce the welfare benefits system with simplicity, particularly the distinctions between means-tested, non-means tested, contributory and universal benefits, but specifically in the context of welfare reform.

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Universal Credit and Welfare Reform 2018  logo
10 May 2018 in Cardiff
Participant fee £165 + VAT each place, discounts for three or more places

Universal Credit, the government's new payment to replace all means-tested benefits, is now live across the majority of areas in Wales and is set to go to full service through 2018 in mopst of Wales and England. Understand what this means for your services, and how to respond best to mitigate the inevitable resistance to culture change.

 The course covers:

  • The budget changes summer 2015: Welfare Reform and Work Act;
  • The new Universal Credit, replacing Income Support, income-based JSA, income-related ESA, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax benefit;
  • The increased focus being placed on work focussed conditionality and the sanctions regime, including the new 'claimant commitment';
  • Housing Benefits reforms including the housing costs changes within UC and the latest guidance on discretionary housing payments and proposed further reforms;
  • Real time payment system. UC Live Vs UC Full Service;
  • Capping of total benefit awards to the level of average earnings;
  • Housing Cost Contribution - the new 'Non-dependent Deduction';
  • Recovery of debt, managed payments and Alternative Payment Arrangements;
  • The UC assessment period and seven waiting days.

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To book T: 02920 411155 or E:





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