Who Will Pay the Price?

Name of Meeting: Who Will Pay the Price?
Date: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 09:00 - 17:00
Type: This meeting is public.
Venue: Hampden Park,
Glasgow,
G42 9BA

The Welfare Reform Bill currently passing through Westminster represents the most significant overhaul of the welfare system since its creation in 1948. It will see the introduction of Universal Credit (UC), a new integrated working age benefit that will replace a number of existing benefits including: Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Housing Benefit; Income Support; Income-based Job Seekers Allowance; Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; while Disability Living Allowance will be replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Under Universal Credit, the way that support for housing costs will be calculated and paid will change radically. This means that landlords face serious challenges to how they currently operate. Likewise, tenants will find they face significant challenges as a result of the Bill.