Govt response to consultation on DLA reform

The Government has responded to the consultation on reform of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). They have proposed replacing Disability Living Allowance with a new benefit, the Personal Independence Payment.

Work Programme - preferred bidders announced

The Government has announced those contractors that have been chosen to deliver its Work Programme from June.

Sharing customer data between DWP and local authorities: Call for evidence

DWP has issued a call for evidence around the sharing of customer data between DWP and local authorities, in relation to the provision of welfare services.

Procurement of Access to Work assessments and mental health support

DWP has advertised two tender exercises for the procurement of services related to Access to Work.

Indications of DWP procurement of family-orientated support

DWP has indicated that a ESF-funded procurement is expected to focus on providing family-orientated support for people in workless households over the next three years.

BASE responds to Sayce Review of disability employment programmes

BASE has submitted its response to the independent review of disability employment programmes being led by Liz Sayce.

Welfare Reform Bill introduced in Parliament

The Government today introduces its new Welfare Reform Bill in Parliament.

Initial figures published for Incapacity Benefit reassessment outcomes

The first published findings from the Government’s incapacity benefit reassessment pilots in Burnley and Aberdeen have confirmed that a substantial proportion of claimants have the capacity to return to work if they receive the right help to do so.

DWP events for frontline advisors


The Department for Work and Pensions is organising a short series of events to provide information about our welfare reform programme. The events are aimed at frontline workers in organisations that work with and advise customers.

Govt "on track" to implement Harrington Review

Ministers have said that they are on track to implement the recommendations of the recent Harrington Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) by the summer, and that they are pressing ahead with changes to regulations which will mean people suffering (sic) from mental health problems or going through chemotherapy will be given more leeway in the review process.

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