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News and case law


Updated 10 July today at 22.59 by Jon (CHDCA)

Top up of carers allowance due to overlapping benefits…

Yes, receipt is recipt. There’s no requirement that 100% of the CA be in payment,…

Updated 10 July today at 17.58 by roecab

Capital and assesment periods

Ianb - 10 July 2020 05:56 PMroecab - 10 July 2020 05:53 PMIanb - 10…

Updated 10 July today at 17.54 by bristol_1

Claimants already getting SDP

My client got through the SDP gateway in January, was previously on JSA with disability…

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10 July, 2020

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RT @CommonsWorkPen: Sir Iain Duncan Smith @MPIainDS told us that the five-week wait wasn’t part of his plan for #UniversalCredit. Next Wed…

10 July, 2020

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There is still no evidence that universal credit is meeting its central aim of getting more people into work – while the costs of implementing it have risen by £1.4bn and it remains beset by delays | @NAOorguk…

9 July, 2020

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RT @LALYawards: If you missed, lockdown #LALY20, or loved it so much, you want to watch it again, you can:… Congrat…


London, Leeds or Birmingham (Flexible) – 26 July, 2020

Paralegal / Legislative Researcher

Citizens Advice
36.25 hours per week
£26,940 plus £3,520 London Allowance (if applicable)

Flexible within the different offices across West Sussex and opportunity to work from home – 13 July, 2020

Helpline Manager

Citizens Advice in West Sussex
37.5 hours per week, full time
£28,700 - £32,800 dependant on experience

London Borough of Sutton – 20 July, 2020

Advice Session Supervisor / Adviser

Citizens Advice Sutton
36 hours per week (job share considered)
Up to £30,636 plus 5 per cent Employer Pension Contribution

Training & events

Online event – 21 July, 2020

Coronavirus – benefits and work

Child Poverty Action Group
Online event

Online event – 21 July, 2020

Childcare costs in Scotland

CPAG Scotland
Online event

Online event – 22 July, 2020

Universal credit update and tactics

CPAG Scotland
Online event