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30 June, 2016

Broadening of categories of bank accounts into which child benefit and guardian's allowance may be paid

New statutory instrument

29 June, 2016

Minister for Communities sets out budget for welfare reform mitigation measures in Northern Ireland

Response to questions in the Northern Ireland Assembly confirms that just over £500 million has been put in place

29 June, 2016

Fresh look needed at potential for devolving working-age benefits in Wales, says Bevan Foundation

New report recommends devolution of housing benefit, the Work and Health programme and jobseeker's allowance for 16 to 24 year-olds

28 June, 2016

Up to an estimated £13 billion of available income-related benefits went unclaimed in 2014/2015

New DWP statistics also reveal that only an estimated 50 per cent of those entitled to claim income-based JSA claimed the benefit in 2014/2015

28 June, 2016

UN Committee calls for review and reversal of benefit cuts introduced by the Welfare Reform Act 2012

Report from the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights also raises concerns over ‘absence of due process and access to justice’ in the use of benefit sanctions

28 June, 2016

Ten per cent of adults in working families were living in poverty in the UK in 2014/2015

New statistics from the DWP also find that the number of children living in poverty has increased to 19 per cent

28 June, 2016

Debbie Abrahams appointed Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary

MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth replaces Owen Smith

27 June, 2016

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary resigns from Shadow Cabinet

Owen Smith latest in a series of Shadow Cabinet and frontbench resignations over the weekend

24 June, 2016

EU referendum outcome means UK settlement agreed at the European Council in February 2016 will not now take effect and ceases to exist

Joint statement issued by leaders of European institutions confirms that there will be no renegotiation on the terms which included proposed benefit restrictions for EU migrants

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29 June, 2016

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29 June, 2016

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29 June, 2016

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