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26 May, 2016

Availability of suitable housing is the principal local factor that affects DHP expenditure

Survey of housing benefit managers carried out by the DWP also finds that data sharing with the Department is problematic for nearly a quarter of local authorities

26 May, 2016

First Minister sets out plans to put 'dignity and respect' back at the heart of Scotland's social security system

Priorities for the next five years of Scottish government to include abolition of the bedroom tax and to set up a new Scottish Social Security Agency

26 May, 2016

Time is not determinative for assessing the ‘main responsibility’ test for child tax credit

[2016] UKUT 216 (AAC)

26 May, 2016

Almost half of referrals to Work Choice programme fail to result in a ‘job outcome’

DWP publishes new figures for Programme referrals, starts and outcomes for 2015/2016

26 May, 2016

New commencement order issued in relation to the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order

New statutory rule

25 May, 2016

Further extension of digital claims for universal credit

New DWP guidance

25 May, 2016

Additional payments for local authorities as a result of pension credit assessed income period reform

New DWP guidance sets out the payments that will be awarded to each authority

25 May, 2016

Electronic claims and notifications for ESA and industrial injuries benefits

New DWP guidance

25 May, 2016

Carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist / forearm rotation

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council review concludes there is insufficient evidence to recommend prescription

24 May, 2016

Osteoarthritis of the knee and work in the construction industry

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council review concludes that threshold for prescription has not been reached

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27 May, 2016

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27 May, 2016

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27 May, 2016

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Thanks to @CitizensAdvice & @Shelter for linking to our counciltaxhelp.net web tool from the NHAS website nhas.org.uk

27 May, 2016

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'MB' - post-operative male-to-female transsexual's right to a pension at age 60 - in @UKSupremeCourt on 5th/6th July supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-201…

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