We have submitted our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) enquiry into government proposals to extend the number of benefit waiting days from three to seven. NAWRA has strongly condemned the proposal, stating that the change would impact disproportionately on disabled people and those who have not been in regular employment. It will be another cut to those who have already been adversely affected by a string of welfare reforms including restrictions to local housing allowance, the bedroom …

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Our next meeting will be in Stockton on Tees on Friday 13th June 2014. The agenda is available now. As always, it will be a heady mix of lively speakers, interactive workshops and plenty of opportunity for networking and sharing ideas with colleagues from around the UK. If that sounds good, and you aren’t already a member, then why not join us now? It’s definitely worth the membership fee as, once you’ve joined, attendance at the meetings is completely free! …

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*Please note that this meeting has been postponed. A new date and venue will be notified as soon as possible. Apologies to anyone who was planning to travel.* NAWRA’s rep for Scotland, Tom Lamb at Dundee North Law Centre, has arranged  a meeting for Scottish NAWRA members.  It will take place at Port of Leith Housing Association in Edinburgh at 1.30pm on 1 May 2014.  For more information and to book a place, email Tom.

Our annual report, approved by the AGM at Sheffield on 28th February 2014, includes highlights from the year, our recent policy work and information about the committee. It can be downloaded here. The AGM also approved our finance report. Those interested in the numbers can download the figures here.