Benefits in Wales: options for better delivery
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Thursday, 21 February 2019 to Thursday, 11 April 2019
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- BW 01 Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) PDF 172 KB View as HTML (2) 27 KB
- BW 02 The Wallich PDF 110 KB View as HTML (3) 21 KB
- BW 03 Psychologists for Social Change South Wales PDF 115 KB View as HTML (4) 27 KB
- BW 04 Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) PDF 690 KB
- BW 05 Oxfam PDF 850 KB
- BW 06 Shaw Trust PDF 282 KB View as HTML (7) 60 KB
- BW 07 Wales Governance Centre PDF 336 KB
- BW 07a Wales Governance Centre PDF 3 MB
- BW 08 Swansea Council PDF 177 KB View as HTML (10) 28 KB
- BW 09 Torfaen County Borough Council PDF 102 KB View as HTML (11) 19 KB
- BW 10 Community Housing Cymru PDF 372 KB View as HTML (12) 47 KB
- BW 11 Children's Commissioner for Wales PDF 530 KB
- BW 12 Welfare Rights Advisers Cymru PDF 371 KB View as HTML (14) 27 KB
- BW 13 Mind Cymru PDF 349 KB View as HTML (15) 33 KB
- BW 14 Dr David Beck, Dr Sara Closs-Davies, Dr Hefin Gwilym (Bangor University) PDF 129 KB View as HTML (16) 26 KB
- BW 15 The Trussell Trust PDF 288 KB View as HTML (17) 36 KB
- BW 16 Older People's Commissioner PDF 385 KB
- BW 17 Bevan Foundation PDF 300 KB View as HTML (19) 44 KB
- BW 18 Residential Landlords Association PDF 571 KB
- BW 19 Chwarae Teg PDF 439 KB View as HTML (21) 69 KB
Purpose of the consultation
Terms of reference
The terms of reference for the inquiry were to consider:
- arguments for and against the devolution of welfare benefits;
- lessons learned from the devolution of some social security powers to Scotland;
- options for different forms of devolution (i.e. Universal Credit flexibilities, the devolution of specific benefits, the ability to create new benefits etc.);
- practical considerations of devolution (i.e. the financial implications, integration of devolved and non-devolved systems, delivery infrastructure etc.); and
- the principles that could underpin the delivery of benefits in Wales.
Providing written evidence
The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.
In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.
We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.
Online discussion board
The Committee also opened an online discussion board on benefits in Wales and how they could be better delivered. The discussion board has now closed.
Disclosure of information
Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee
Telephone: 0300 200 6565