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Updated at 14.39 by Charles

New style ESA and a reverse lobster manoeuvre?

Art 6 only applies when a claim for UC cannot be made. At the moment, a...

Updated at 14.09 by Dan Manville

UC Housing cost if no tenancy agreement

Have a look at parapgraph 2 of schedule 2 to the UC regulations.

Updated at 12.57 by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

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Would echo Rhoda’s comments, really sad news, brilliant bloke! A big influence too!   ...

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Looking for a new advicejob? Check out the listings we have from @camdenlc @RCJadvice @cataunton @LBNMoneyWorks @HullandERCAB and more


Islington – 2 December, 2019

Specialist Debt Caseworker

RCJ Advice Citizens Advice Islington
35 hours per week

Hull – 19 November, 2019

Welfare Adviser

Hull & East Riding Citizens Advice
18.5 hours per week
Salary £24,998 - actual £12,499

Taunton – 29 November, 2019

Universal Credit: Help to Claim Adviser

Citizens Advice Taunton
8 hours per week
£20,000 full-time (Pro rata for part-time)

Training & events

London – 26 November, 2019

Introduction to Housing and Homelessness

Two-day course

Leeds – 26 November, 2019

Working with Deficit Budgets

Institute of Money Advisers
One-day course

Edinburgh – 26 November, 2019

Universal Credit and Single Parents in Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland
Half-day workshop