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27 October, 2016

Sanctioning is ‘closely linked with the rising need for emergency food assistance’

New study carried out by the University of Oxford also highlights that other potential outcomes include declines in mental health, debt and even death

26 October, 2016

ESA regulation 30 cannot apply following a new limited capability for work determination

[2016] UKUT 397 (AAC)

25 October, 2016

Scottish Welfare Fund gives out £9.2 million in grants in first quarter of 2016/2017

New statistics show that this represents an additional £1.2 million compared to the same period the previous year

25 October, 2016

Recoverability of official error housing benefit overpayment

[2016] UKUT 396 (AAC)

24 October, 2016

Only one in eight disabled people who want to work will have specialist help to do so under new Work and Health Programme

Reduction in funding means 'we are in danger of failing disabled people and their families', says Employment Related Service Association

21 October, 2016

Concentrix work to pass back to HMRC ahead of scheduled expiry of contract in May 2017

Existing Concentrix staff will be moved to HMRC and 'supported through further training'

21 October, 2016

Consultation launched on exceptions to the two-child limit in universal credit and child tax credit

Evidence and views sought to inform the design of the exceptions and their implementation

21 October, 2016

Bill introduced to raise housing standards for tenants in receipt of housing benefit or universal credit

Landlords would be required to ensure accommodation is fit for food preparation and has adequate appliances and equipment for the cooking of food

21 October, 2016

Appeal against a revised tax credits decision under section 16 lapses following a final decision under section 18

[2016] UKUT 404 (AAC)

21 October, 2016

Failure to submit to medical examination without proof of health care professional qualifications

[2016] UKUT 402 (AAC)

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