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Conference Report: Can Welfare Work for Wales? with Craig Williams MP

March 29th 2016

Craig Williams, MP for Cardiff North, delivered the keynote speech at the third in our series of ‘Can Welfare Work for Wales’. As the only member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee representing a Welsh constituency, he delivered some fascinating insights into their work on the impact of welfare reform and hoCraig Williams 1w he would like to see social security adapt.

Craig spoke about the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16 and the roll-out of Universal Credit. He stated that his party is determined to put a stop to the stop the inter-generation transmission of poverty  using more social and inclusive strategies, and that the UK and Welsh Government must work together to achieve this goal.

Craig’s speech was followed by a lively panel discussion with Catherine A’Bear (Rehab JobFit), Gwendolyn Sterk (Welsh Women’s Aid) and Cerys Furlong (Learning and Work Institute Wales).

This series of events are part of the Bevan Foundation’s ‘Making Welfare Work for Wales’ project. Learn more about our work on this here.


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