Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: welfare reform

Making the welfare system fairer, more affordable and better able to reduce poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Details

This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Find out about the current government’s policies.

Published 16 April 2013
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Updated the 'Introducing Personal Independence Payment' detail page with information about extending the reassessment of DLA claims for PIP from 25 May 2015, 22 June 2015 and 27 July 2015.
  3. Added 'Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order (2015 No. 740)' to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 regulations page.
  4. Updated the 'Introducing Personal Independence Payment' detail page with information about extending the reassessment of DLA claims for PIP to new areas from 30 March 2015.
  5. Added link to: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Commencement Order No. 23.
  6. Added link to: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Commencement Order No. 22.
  7. Updated the 'Introducing Personal Independence Payment' detail page with information about extending the reassessment of DLA claims for PIP to new areas from 23 February 2015.
  8. Added links to: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order (2015 No. 32) and Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Commencement Order No. 21, under 'Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance'.
  9. Updated the 'Introducing Personal Independence Payment' detail page with information about extending the reassessment of DLA claims for PIP to new areas from 26 January 2015.
  10. Updated the detail page about improving the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) to link to the fifth independent review of the WCA published on 27 November 2014.
  11. Added link to Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Commencement Order No. 20 under 'Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance' on the "Welfare Reform Act 2012 regulations" page,
  12. Added under Universal Credit: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order (2014 No. 3067) link.
  13. Added links to: The Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments (No.2) Regulations 2014 and The Universal Credit (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2014.
  14. Published a link to a progress report on the rollout of Universal Credit.
  15. Added link to the Social Security Advisory Committee's (SSAC's) consultation on waiting days for Universal Credit claimants.
  16. Information about the introduction of the Claimant Commitment for JSA claimants published. Welfare Reform Act 2012 Commencement Order No.14 (Universal Credit Pathfinder to be extended to Rugby and Inverness on 25 November) published.
  17. Updated Introducing Personal Independence Payment detail page, to include further information about reassessments including areas of the country to be affected first.
  18. Updated PIP detail page to include information on when PIP reassessments will begin and who will be affected.
  19. Added reference to PIP consultation on the mobility component of PIP.
  20. Direct Payment demonstration projects, that test changes to the way housing support is paid in the social rented sector, extended until December 2013.
  21. Welfare reform communications toolkit link added.
  22. 'Government policy on Universal Credit: an introduction' updated for the publication of the responses to the Universal Credit local support services framework.
  23. Details of the fourth independant review of the Work Capability Assessment added.
  24. Link to Commencement order No 11 added - providing for the Universal Credit Pathfinder to be extended to Wigan on 1 July and to Oldham and Warrington on 29 July.
  25. Amended the detail page to provide a link to the latest PIP consultation on the mobility component.
  26. Page about Personal Independence Payment updated to reflect the introduction of new claims for Personal Independence Payment nationally from 10 June 2013.
  27. Added link to guidance on the ESA face-to-face Work Capability Assessment audio recording facility.
  28. Published Commencement Order No. 9 that provides for the Universal Credit Pathfinder to start on 29 April 2013 in Ashton-under-Lyne. See Welfare Reform Act 2012 regulations detail page.
  29. First published.