Welfare Reform Conference 2012

Venue: Central London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 26, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 01, 2012
Early Registration Date: Dec 01, 2011
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Reforms outlined in the bill include:

The introduction of Universal Credit to provide a single streamlined benefit that will ensure work always pays
A stronger approach to reducing fraud and error with tougher penalties for the most serious offences
A new claimant commitment showing clearly what is expected of claimants while giving protection to those with the greatest needs
Creating a fairer approach to Housing Benefit to bring stability to the market and improve incentives to work driving out abuse of the Social Fund system by giving greater power to local authorities
Reforming Employment and Support Allowance to make the benefit fairer and to ensure that help goes to those with the greatest need

With this key issues in mind, Government Knowledge feel there is no better time to contribute to this debate.

Attendees at this conference will hear from invited speakers including; Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Jackie Orme, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development and Darra Singh, Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus on how their organisations are working to implement the many crucial government reforms.

This conference will address the importance of building skills both inside and outside the workplace is crucial to both individuals, communities and the country as a whole as we seek to recover from one of the biggest fiscal crises this country has ever witnessed. Other issues to be discussed include; the new role for local authorities in welfare to work programmes, tackling youth unemployment, assisting disabled members of society who are willing and able to work into suitable and meaningful employment and also the key role of the private and third sectors in assisting the government in realising its target of getting 5 million people off benefits and into work.

This conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to network with peers from across the welfare, employment and skills spectrum, the chance to attend valuable workshop sessions and hear from and question key policy makers and drivers.

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.


Additional Information

With key speakers, high level policy makers & drivers and important stakeholders present, this event is one not to be missed. At this event, delegates will: Explore current and future key employment and skills policy Discuss challenges to the current employment agenda and how to best overcome these Gain insight into future government policy priorities Have the opportunity to question key high level figures on issues pertinent to them Network with peers from across central & local government as well as external stakeholders Receive cross sector insight into this important issue