Campaigners discuss welfare reform

Ministers will meet charities and support groups to hear their concerns over the UK Government's changes to the welfare system

Ministers to discuss 'disproportionate' impact of welfare reform

Welsh ministers are meeting charities and campaigners to discuss the possible effects the UK Government's Welfare Reform Bill could have in Wales.

Representatives from organisations such as Disability Wales, Shelter Cymru and the Carers Alliance are among those who will be raising their concerns.

It comes after a Welsh Government report claimed that the "negative impact" of the changes would have "a disproportionately higher impact" on Wales than the rest of the UK.

Minister for Skills Leighton Andrews said he was "not opposed to the principle" of welfare reform, but called for "genuine support to individuals to help them find and keep work"

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