MPs examine localisation issues in welfare reform

06 July 2011

At this one off oral evidence session the committee will examine the government's decision to 'localise' council tax benefit and the discretionary social fund along with what changes to housing benefit (introduction of universal credit) mean for local authorities.


Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

4.40 pm

  • Helen Williams, Assistant Director of Neighbourhoods, National Housing Federation
  • Alan Barton, Social Policy Officer, Citizens Advice
  • Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute

5.10 pm

  • Cllr Peter Fleming, Sevenoaks District Council, Local Government Association
  • Lynne Hutton, Chair, BenX Review Group
  • Kerry Macdermott, National President, Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation

5.40 pm

  • Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, DCLG
  • Steve Webb MP, Minister of State for Pensions, DWP

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