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The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.

 

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ARCH and NFA meet Minister for Welfare Reform 18/03/2016

Cllr Paul Ellis, chair and John Bibby, chief executive, together with the chair and managing director of the met with Lord Freud, minister of state for welfare reform, and Neil Couling, director general (Universal Credit programme), in the Minister's office on 14 March to discuss the findings of the ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform survey.

 

The meeting was extremely positive with the Minister clearly having considered the findings of our Survey and our calls to abandon the current seven day waiting period for Universal Credit (UC), improvements to speed up the assessment process, improve staff training and co-ordination with local authorities.

 

We have agreed to undertake further work to update our survey and have established channels of communication with the director general's office to improve two-way dialogue and communication as the role out of UC accelerates.

 

We will update ARCH members as this work proceeds.

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