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Updated 18 January today at 20.53 by HB Anorak

Housing Benefit - Staffing costs

Might be a quick question, but it doesn’t have a quick answer!  I’ll get back…

Updated 18 January today at 15.59 by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

mixed age couples - entitlement to LCWRA

Couldn’t agree more. We have seen similar cases and we have raised this more than…

Updated 18 January today at 15.52 by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Purchasing an annuity while on means-tested benefits

I’m also wondering whether she can argue that para.29 of Sch.9 of the ESA Regs…

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18 January, 2021

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Treasury reported to be considering a partial climbdown over plans to end the universal credit 'uplift' amid pressure from the work and pensions secretary, and after six Conservative MPs defied a call to abstain on a non-binding vote in the Commons…

18 January, 2021

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Commons votes 278-0 in favour of (non-binding) Opposition Day Debate motion calling on the government to maintain the £20 'uplift' to universal credit and working tax credit……

18 January, 2021

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Just added lots of new online course dates for @CPAGScotland…


Southwark, London – 8 February, 2021

Dimbleby & Macmillan Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Citizens Advice Southwark
Part-time – 28 hours per week
£34,164 to £35,947 per annum pro rata

London – 14 February, 2021

Benefits Adviser

Brixton Advice Centre
35 hours per week

Various locations throughout Glasgow – 15 February, 2021

Advice Worker

GEMAP Scotland Ltd
35 hours per week

Training & events

Online event – 26 January, 2021

Quality Work: Delivering better advice services in 2021

Advice Services Alliance
Online event

Online event – 26 January, 2021

Universal Credit Overview, Part 1

Benefits Training Company
Online event

Online event – 26 January, 2021

NEW Universal Credit

Child Poverty Action Group
Online event