The Welfare Reform Club

We are the Welfare Reform Club

Paul Howarth and Malcolm Gardner

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Discretionary Payments 2018

Consistent and Fair Awards

Exciting new system designed by councils in partnership with Team Netsol

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  • Consistent Assessment
  • Management reports

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Big-Data and Analysis

Welfare Reform and Local Financial Awards

See how various reforms and local discretionary welfare could affect citizens and/or tenants, collection rates and budgets

    Universal Credit Discretionary Payments Council Tax Reduction Welfare Reforms Arrears and collections

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Visionary Network

Our on-line and live sessions are designed to stimulate the best thinking

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The Welfare Reform Club have, over many visits to local authorities across the country, given local authorities confidence in their ability to manage the changes to the welfare system helping them to take an active role in the transition to Universal Credit.  For example, we were asked to support several local authorities in their Universal Credit pilot bids. Local authorities have a seemingly impossible challenge in simply coping with the raft of welfare reform changes that are coming their way – any one of which would be a major project in itself.  The Welfare Reform Club bring many years of expertise working on all aspects of the welfare system and can bring best practice and tailored advice in all aspects of welfare reform. Discretionary Housing Payments project 2017 Impact assessments Policy and strategy  Training and awareness Health checks Customer engagement and channel shift Programme Assurance

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Our Team

Paul Howarth

Director of GHG Associates Ltd

email: telephone: 07854773164   Paul is one of the founders (with Malcolm Gardner and Deven Ghelani) of the Welfare Reform...

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Malcolm Gardner

Director of GHG Associates Ltd

email: telephone: 0113 286 8828 mobile: 07946800171   Malcolm worked as a manager within local...

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