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Tracking welfare reform changes in London

London Councils website (link opens in a new window)A new 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,

London Councils comment

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.”

Source: London Councils (link opens in a new window)

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Date of publication: 28 March 2013

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