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3 July, 2015

New chair of Work and Pensions Committee calls for all new claims for tax credits to be rejected

Labour MP for Birkenhead, Frank Field, also proposes that tax credits paid to existing claimants should be phased out by 2020

2 July, 2015

DWP considering abolition of employment and support allowance work-related activity group

BBC reports on leaked proposal to bring payments for that group in line with jobseeker's allowance and replace the work capability assessment with a new 'employment capability assessment'

2 July, 2015

Abolishing legal targets doesn't make child poverty go away, says Chair of Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission

Response to government's child poverty statement

1 July, 2015

Gap between people’s incomes & amount needed to cover essential costs has widened dramatically since 2008

New research published by the JRF highlights that families are struggling to close the budget gap despite a pause in the rise of the cost of living

1 July, 2015

Government to introduce a ‘new and strengthened’ child poverty measure, announces Iain Duncan Smith

New legislation to be brought forward to replace the Child Poverty Act 2010

1 July, 2015

Changes to welfare system have failed to protect the most disadvantaged children from poverty, say Children's Commissioners

Reductions to household income have led to food and fuel poverty and the sharply increased use of foodbanks by families

1 July, 2015

DWP issues guidelines to local authorities on which cases should be referred to Single Fraud Investigation Service

New edition of HB Direct advises that local authority should be sure that claimant has either failed to disclose a change in order to get benefit or has deliberately lied before making referral.

1 July, 2015

Removal of requirement for budgeting loan awards to be agreed in writing before payment released

New statutory instrument

1 July, 2015

MPs vote against further devolution of welfare powers to Scottish Government

Changes to Scotland Bill defeated during House of Commons Committee Stage include new clauses providing for full devolution of housing benefit and giving Scottish Government power to introduce new benefits

1 July, 2015

Factors to consider when assessing lower rate mobility component for a child

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3 July, 2015

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3 July, 2015

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3 July, 2015

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Chair of @CommonsWorkPen calls for phased tax credit cuts for existing claimants, and for new claims to be rejected politicshome.com/economy-and-wo…

3 July, 2015

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I lobbied fervently against the minimum wage. Now I realise that in-work poverty is a modern scourge | @SteveHiltonx theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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29 June, 2015

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