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25 August, 2016

Only eight per cent of GPoW interviews result in an extension of jobseeker’s allowance

New DWP statistics also show that the caseload of EEA nationals claiming housing benefit has decreased 75 per cent since restrictions were introduced in April 2014

25 August, 2016

Requirement for 'compelling evidence' does not raise the bar any higher than the need to show genuine chance of being engaged in work

CJSA/2042/2015
[2016] UKUT 372 (AAC)

24 August, 2016

Housing benefit must be made ‘significantly more generous’ or large numbers of people will become homeless, says Fabian Society

New research estimates 1.5 million low-income households will face increasing monthly shortfalls between housing benefit and rent by 2020

23 August, 2016

Tribunal has no power to refuse a written request to withdraw a part heard appeal unless it has directed that consent is required

CIB/1908/2014
[2015] UKUT 315 (AAC)

22 August, 2016

Housing benefit spending on private rented households doubles to £9.3 billion

New research from the NHF also finds that almost half of private rented households in receipt of housing benefit are in work

19 August, 2016

Tribunal rules and time limits in Scotland

New statutory instruments

18 August, 2016

Treatment of postgraduate master’s degree loans and special support loans for means-tested benefit purposes

DWP issues update to housing benefit staff

18 August, 2016

Benefit changes needed to help tackle homelessness, says Communities and Local Government Select Committee

MPs highlight impact of recent welfare reforms, with two thirds of English councils reporting that changes have increased homelessness locally

17 August, 2016

Bedroom tax is failing to achieve its aim of freeing up larger homes

Three-year study by g15 group of housing associations finds that only a handful of residents affected said that they had moved as a direct result of the policy

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