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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Welfare Reform



Course Duration:

1 day


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


This one day session is aimed at Councillors who wish to update their knowledge on the changes to Welfare Reform, Universal Credit and Council Tax Benefit.

In Association with Wiltshire Money - Wiltshire Money is the lead body for financial inclusion activity within the county and provides a strategic framework for local organisations to co-ordinate their work, develop collaborative partnerships and share lessons learnt.


Welfare Reform - Changes

  • Benefits
  • Private / Social sector allowances
  • Benefit cap

 Universal Credit

  • Overview of changes
  • Direct payment pilots
  • Pathfinders

 Financial Inclusion

  • Products and services
  • Debt advice
  • Affordable and appropriate credit

 Local Issues

  • Council tax
  • Local social welfare fund

 Elected Member roles 

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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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