Report Launch: Liverpool – Welfare Reform Cumulative Impact Assessment

Event Date: 10 March 2017

Friday 10 March 2017, 11am-12.30pm, – St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.

The Mayor of Liverpool and Bishop Paul Bayes invite you to the launch of an important new report, ‘Liverpool: Welfare Reform Cumulative Impact Assessment’, examining the Cumulative Impact of Governments Welfare Reforms on Liverpool. This is the first report of its kind in the country.

Since 2010 successive Governments have sought to radically reduce expenditure on support to low income working age households.  Nationally each individual change has been subject to an impact analysis by the Government but the combined impact of the changes has not.  The absence of a national analysis that brings together these combined impacts creates a risk that the impacts on particular groups and communities is not fully understood.

To help understand and address this risk at a local level officers within the Council’s Revenues and Benefits Service have produced a cumulative impact analysis of the Government programmes. The analysis identifies over 20 major changes to working age benefits since 2010 that the Government has implemented or plans to implement, affecting around 55,000 households in Liverpool. The report is intended to help the Council and partners to further develop the approach to supporting those affected by current and future welfare reforms.

This will be followed by a number of workshops for prevention and frontline workers involved in mitigating the impact of the reforms on our city.

Speakers include:

  • Joe Anderson OBE, Mayor of Liverpool
  • Bishop Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool
  • Martin Jungnitz, Assistant Director Revenues and Benefits, Liverpool City Council
  • Councillor Jane Corbett, Cabinet Member for Fairness, Social Inclusion and Equalities,

For a full programme and to confirm you place at the event, email Brigid Parkinson, Liverpool City Council at

This event is used to support The Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative. Fans Supporting Foodbanks is a unique initiative set up by Everton Supporters Trust & Spirit of Shankly supporter organisations.  The aim is to use our supporters to help fight food poverty in our city, Working in conjunction with North Liverpool Foodbank to aid this.  There will be a ‘drop off’ point where you will have the opportunity to make a donation.

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