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30 September, 2016

Typical incomes of low to middle income households who are ‘just managing’ at 13 year low

Resolution Foundation finds that cuts to tax credits, squeeze on wages and rising housing costs have all contributed to the fall in living standards

30 September, 2016

Meaning of 'initiating and completing personal action' for the purposes of the work capability assessment

New DWP guidance

30 September, 2016

Mental health descriptors can apply where mental, cognitive or intellectual disablement may be physical in origin

CE/3475/2015
[2016] UKUT 401 (AAC)

29 September, 2016

Further roll-out of the universal credit digital service

New statutory instrument provides for the expansion of the service to a further twenty jobcentres between 5 October and 14 December 2016

29 September, 2016

57 per cent of children in workless households in Northern Ireland were living in poverty in 2014/2015

New statistics also show that around half of individuals living in poverty in Northern Ireland are living in households where at least one adult is in work

29 September, 2016

Claimants need low cost and flexible bank accounts to manage transition to universal credit

New research also shows claimants' reluctance for a banking product 'targeted at the poor'

29 September, 2016

Adjustment of income-related benefits in Northern Ireland following up-rating of the new state pension

New statutory rule

28 September, 2016

Labour Party would scrap 'discredited' work capability assessment, says Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary

Debbie Abrahams says the government’s 'punitive' sanctions system must go too

28 September, 2016

Reliance on EHIC as comprehensive sickness insurance cover for self-sufficiency under EC Directive 2004/38

CPC/2676/2014
[2016] UKUT 394 (AAC)

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