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21 July, 2016

Government rejects recommendation to publish regular sanctions statistics during in-work conditionality trial

However, Work and Pensions Committee says that, if financial sanctions are being used appropriately, it sees no reason why the DWP should not publish details now

21 July, 2016

Mandatory reconsideration process should be standardised across DWP and HMRC with clear communications on the processes and time limits that apply

New report from the SSAC also recommends that work coaches make wider use of JSA sickness provisions for those challenging fit for work decisions

21 July, 2016

Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry into employment opportunities for young people

Inquiry will consider whether current provision, including support offered via Jobcentre Plus, is sufficient to enable full access to and participation in the labour market

21 July, 2016

Problems with DWP and HMRC telephony ‘still appear to abound’, says SSAC

New report also calls for DWP and HMRC to use 0800 enquiry line numbers for vulnerable or low income customers

21 July, 2016

Requirement to consider the ‘reliability’ criteria when assessing mobility descriptors / whether a satnav can be an ‘orientation aid’ when following a route

CPIP/239/2016
[2016] UKUT 304 (AAC)

21 July, 2016

Introduction of universal credit in Northern Ireland delayed until autumn 2017

However, completion of roll-out still expected by 2018 according to Department for Communities

21 July, 2016

Opposition day motion to scrap housing benefit cap for supported accommodation defeated in the Commons

However, Work and Pensions Secretary says that he will make an announcement on a review of supported accommodation funding 'early in the autumn'

20 July, 2016

Roll-out of universal credit to be further delayed, Work and Pensions Secretary announces

Migration of existing claims will not now be complete until March 2022

20 July, 2016

Income from benefits and low paid work fail to give famillies enough to cover childcare and essential costs

New research published by the JRF also finds lone parents are particularly affected by cuts to in-work support in universal credit

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