NAWRA members will meet on Zoom on Wed 6 Dec 2023 (1.00pm-4.00pm) and Thurs 7 Dec 2023 (9.30am-1.00pm) We will be hearing from a wide variety of welfare rights practitioners and academics on lots of interesting and helpful topics. All members are invited to join us. Not a member?  Find out more about joining Read the agenda Booking information has been sent to NAWRA members by email. Please contact kelly@nawra.org.uk with any questions.

NAWRA has responded to the DWP’s consultation on proposed changes to the work capability assessment. Read our response. Our final paragraph concludes – ‘In summary, NAWRA completely opposes all these proposals. The government should focus on genuine support which will take time, resources, and skill. If it goes ahead with any of these proposals that cut financial support to, and increase conditionality on, vulnerable claimants, then there is an extremely high risk of claimants’ health deteriorating with the associated risks …

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NAWRA is holding a one-day ‘Benefits and Pensions‘ training course free to NAWRA members. About the training course Pensions can have a complex relationship with benefits and, at this time of increasing financial pressure, we are seeing more people making use of them as a resource outside a regular retirement income. This session looks at a number of issues which are often poorly understood. The options which are available after the introduction of the pension freedoms in 2016 give lower …

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NAWRA has responded to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into safeguarding vulnerable claimants. Thanks very much to all members who contributed and to Daphne Hall (rightsnet) for drafting the submission.