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27 November, 2015

Only 74 per cent of DLA claims reassessed will be successful in a PIP award, estimates Office for Budget Responsibility

Latest evidence from DWP also suggests that PIP reassessments will not be completed until 2018/2019

26 November, 2015

DWP issues Urgent Bulletin following benefit cap High Court judgment

DWP says that it will continue to apply the benefit cap as now whilst it considers its position

26 November, 2015

Failure to exempt people in receipt of carer's allowance from benefit cap is unlawful discrimination in breach of Article 14

[2015] EWHC 3382 (Admin)

26 November, 2015

Benefit uprating 2016/2017

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26 November, 2015

Tax credit, child benefit and guardian’s allowance uprating 2016/2017

New rates now available

26 November, 2015

Government publishes second response to Paul Gray's independent review of personal independence payment assessments

Response sets out actions the DWP has taken or will take in relation to Mr Gray's medium and long-term recommendations

26 November, 2015

Secretary of State's appeal against decision that was in his favour, but that separately found DLA regulation 12(1A) - severe visual impairment and high rate mobility - to be ultra vires, was incompetent

[2015] CSIH 82

25 November, 2015

Welfare benefit related highlights in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Chancellor confirms that proposed tax credit cuts will not go ahead, but that welfare cap will not be met from 2016/2017 to 2018/2019

25 November, 2015

DWP confirms that jobseeker's allowance claimants are not sanctioned for failing to answer their telephone

However, Employment Minister also advises that universal credit claimants who fail to participate in prearranged telephone interview may be referred for sanction

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26 November, 2015

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Tories quietly scrap scheme that forced 120,000 jobseekers to work for free or lose their benefits mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/t…

26 November, 2015

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ICYMI: #BenefitCap discriminates against disabled people, High Court rules theguardian.com/society/2015/n… | rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthr…

26 November, 2015

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It's a "paradox" that people use food banks when the UK has an obesity problem, says health minister itv.com/news/2015-11-2…

26 November, 2015

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Low-income working families on Universal Credit set to lose £1,300, says @resfoundation resolutionfoundation.org/media/press-re…

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23 November, 2015

Employment case law round up

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Royal Borough of Greenwich

Welfare Benefit Officer

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Rights and Welfare Advisor

Union of Brunel Students

Advice and Representation Adviser

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Updated 28 November by Barbara Knight

Benefit uprating 2016/2017

Updated 28 November by SarahJBatty

UC and bedroom tax

Updated 27 November by Peter Turville

UC while waiting for an ESA appeal

Updated 27 November by Peter Turville

PIP ’unplanned intervention’

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