Child Poverty Action Group Welfare Rights Conference 2016

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Date:8 September 2016
Time:All day
Venue:University of Manchester Innovation Centre
Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street
M13 9NT
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Universal Credit represents the most significant reform of the welfare system in a generation, replacing six working age benefits with a single monthly payment.

With worrying signs that people in low-paid jobs are amongst the hardest hit by the new reforms, and with early reports indicating a massive rise in rent arrears, does Universal Credit raise as many problems as it attempts to solve?

The CPAG Welfare rights Conference offers an invaluable opportunity to hear from expert speakers, attend focused workshops, and network and share ideas with advisers from across the country. The results of the NHC’s ‘Impact of Universal Credit’ report will be presented and discussed.

The conference will be held in both Manchester (8 September) and London (16 September).

Speakers include:

  • Owen Smith, Labour MP for Pontypridd (London)
  • Tracy Langton, Principal Rent Manager and Project Lead for Welfare Reform at Northwards Housing, and
  • Claire Hudson, Councillor for Mendip District Council in Somerset

Tickets cost £130 for voluntary organisations and £175 for other organisations. Ticket prices includes a choice of four expert workshops, teas, coffees, lunch and conference materials.

Don’t miss out – book your place today.