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Welfare rights

22 May, 2015

One in five families struggling to provide basics due to cuts in children’s benefits

End Child Poverty coalition calls for a 'triple lock' on children's benefits and tax credits to help reduce child poverty

22 May, 2015

Whether tribunal was entitled to find that appointment letter had been sent to claimant

[2011] UKUT 512 AAC

21 May, 2015

SSAC calls on government to ensure that localised social security is sustainably funded, protects vulnerable groups and is consistently applied

New report also highlights need for cross-departmental approach and recommends that National Audit Office be asked to audit provision every three years, starting this year

21 May, 2015

Inordinate delay in producing statement of reasons, coupled with absence of any note of hearing before the judge, led to it being inadequate

[2015] UKUT 214 (AAC)

21 May, 2015

Proportion of disability benefit claims being made primarily for mental and behavioural reasons has increased substantially

New research paper from the Institute for Fiscal Studies also shows that disability benefit receipt more related to education and less to age than in the past

21 May, 2015

Relevance of claimant's national insurance record in calculating earnings during period of overpayment

[2015] UKUT 212 AAC

20 May, 2015

Less than a quarter of Work Programme attachments have led to job outcome

New DWP figures supplied in response to freedom of information request

19 May, 2015

Valuation Office publishes local reference rents as at 31 January 2015

Rents for residential properties in England listed by broad rental market area and property size

18 May, 2015

Chancellor to outline further cuts to welfare bill in second 2015 Budget on 8 July

Reforms will make benefit system 'fair to the people that pay for it', says George Osborne

18 May, 2015

Tribunal in error in relying on submission from presenting officer where DWP had failed to provide evidence it had been directed to supply

[2015] UKUT 209 AAC

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25 May, 2015

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With #legalaid in crisis, is crowdfunded litigation the future of justice? asks @JoshuaRozenberg theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

25 May, 2015

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The welfare state saved me. To need it isn’t a moral failure, writes @LolaOkolosie theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

24 May, 2015

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Getting rid of tax credits is key to UK’s EU reforms, says Business Secretary Sajid Javid bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

24 May, 2015

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Parliament returns on Wednesday 27 May for the #StateOpening of Parliament and the #QueensSpeech goo.gl/mbZayk

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