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Local welfare provision - responses to the consultation

24 November 2014
In September 2014 the government committed to make a “fresh decision” on funding for local welfare provision for 2015/16, and as part of this agreed to consult publicly on various funding options.

Local Welfare Provision Consultation

19 November 2014
This week CPAG have responded to the government's consultation on funding for local welfare provision in 2015/16.

Policy note on local welfare assistance schemes

16 May 2014
In April 2013 parts of the discretionary social fund were handed over the local government who have been running local welfare assistance schemes (LWAS) from that point on.

Local Authorities and Child Poverty: balancing threats and opportunities

17 July 2013
This report outlines the impact of welfare reforms on local authorities – including the costs to local areas of child poverty - and explores how they and their partner organisations manage the impact of these reforms.

Localisation of the Social Fund: Countdown to change

14 March 2013
From April 2013, the discretionary elements of the Social Fund, Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans, will cease to operate at a national level. Funding to provide a replacement scheme will be devolved to local authority level.

The Social Fund at a local level: notes for and from practitioners

22 August 2012
This report focuses on issues and key considerations for English local authorities in developing a local social fund replacement scheme.

Social Fund reform: debt, credit and low-income households: CPAG's response to the consultation

03 February 2012
This is CPAG's response to the consultation initiated by the Labour government on reform of the social fund.

Communities and Local Government Department review of statutory duties placed on local government - CPAG's submission

03 February 2012
The Government's ‘informal’ six-week consultation reviewed the 1,294 statutory duties that central government currently places on local authorities.