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report detailing key changes to the welfare system, alongside
examples of work boroughs are doing to help residents prepare for
the changes, has been published by London Councils.
The Tracking Welfare Reform: The changing role of local
authorities report (link opens in a new window PDF file size
1.24mb), indicates that up to half a million Londoners will be
affected by the various reforms due to come into effect this year.
London Councils executive member for housing,
Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, London Councils
Executive Member for Housing said: “While we recognise the need to
reform benefits, councils across London have concerns about the
speed these are being implemented and the effect on families of so
many changes taking place at once. I want to see London treated as
a special case as the process moves forward.”
London Councils (link opens in a new window)
Date of publication: 28 March 2013
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