Universal Credit: The challenge of welfare reform

ESRC Festival of Social Science event

Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG
Friday 9 November 2018, 09:00–15:00
School of History Philosophy & Social Sciences
Dr David Beck
01248 388171

What effect has the rollout of Universal Credit had so far on people living in the UK, and what impact may it have in the future? This event will discuss the effect of welfare reform on issues such as food security, social housing, digital inclusion and the wellbeing of future generations.

Targeted at local policymakers, the full-day forum will include a series of presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions. Members of local authorities serving communities where Universal Credit has already been rolled out will be on hand to discuss the impact it has had on services.

The event aims to bring together local authority workers, Department for Work and Pension representatives, advisers from the Citizens Advice Bureau, members of civil society and academics as well as interested members of the public. As well as discussing the potential advantages and disadvantages of Universal Credit, the workshop will discuss how the changes could impact on the various organisations in the local area.

For further information contact: David Beck (email: d.j.beck@bangor.ac.uk or telephone: 01248 388171 or :