Welfare reform and work bill

Capsticks is a law firm providing legal expertise and consultancy to clients in the social housing and healthcare sectors. Our social housing team is dedicated to providing specialist legal services to Registered Providers of Housing (“RPs”). We provide expert advice in all aspects of social housing and have offices in London, Winchester, Birmingham and Leeds. We represent a total of over 150 RPs across England and Wales.

We have prepared this submission following discussions with a number of our RP clients in response to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. As a result, the opinions expressed in this paper are not necessarily those held by Capsticks or any of its clients. This paper summaries our clients’ perspectives on the likely effects of the Bill as currently presented, and what would be the most and least desirable outcomes.