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News and case law


Updated at 9.16 by Daphne

Work and Pensions Committee asking if any evidence…

Series of tweets from DWP this morning advising when to make calls - https://twitter...

1 April by Ianb

950,000 new claims

I expect most of you will have seen this

Updated 1 April by Jon Shaw

Support package for the self-employed

SueACU - 01 April 2020 08:57 PMThanks Jon but it was housing benefit under legacy benefits that I...

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2 April, 2020

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RT @rightsnet: Around 950,000 people have applied for #UniversalCredit in the last two weeks (compared to c.100,000 applicants in a normal…

2 April, 2020

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RT @rightsnet: Government must get #UniversalCredit ‘battle ready’ for the UK’s growing unemployment crisis, says @resfoundation https://t.…

2 April, 2020

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RT @rightsnet: Couple of big stories in today's open access, coronavirus-related rightsnet news: Scottish Govt delays the introduction of d…

Training & events

Online event – 20 April, 2020

NVQ Advice & Guidance Qualifications

Online event

London – 27 April, 2020

Hbinfo Spring 2020 briefing

One-day conference

London – 4 May, 2020

Representing at the First-tier Tribunal

Child Poverty Action Group
Two-day course