Impact of Welfare Reform in London
London’s Living Room, City Hall, London SE1 2AA
Wednesday 23 November 2011
This event, hosted by the Social Exclusion team in the GLA Intelligence Unit, seeks to bring together perspectives from the policy, academic and voluntary sectors on the potential impact in London, of the Coalition Government’s planned reforms to welfare.
We will consider the impact of reform on a wide range of policy areas including, the geography of reform, housing provision and the employment and skills landscape and implications for work incentives, service delivery and child care.
Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director, GLA Intelligence Unit (GLA) Chair
Matthew Oakley, Head of Enterprise, Growth and Social Policy (Policy Exchange) Rationale for Welfare Reform: The Need for Rebalancing
Professor Chris Hamnett (King’s College London) The Geography of Government Welfare Benefit Cuts
Debra Levison, Housing Policy Manager (GLA) Welfare Reform and Housing in London
Andy Gates, Principal Policy Officer, Employment and Skills (GLA) The Changing Employment and Skills Landscape in London
Ian Jones & Philip Clifford, Policy and Project Managers (London Councils) Impact of Welfare Reform on Work Incentives and Local Authority Services
Kate Groucutt, Research and Policy Director (DayCare Trust) Considerations for Childcare in the Context of Welfare Reform
The event will be free of charge and places are strictly limited.