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23 September, 2016

Scottish Government to mitigate effects of sanctions regime in its devolved employment programmes

First Minister also says the Scottish Government will ensure it does not 'co-operate with a scheme that piles human misery on human misery'

22 September, 2016

Number of people being referred to the Work Programme falls to less than 10,000 a month

New DWP statistics also highlight that more recent intakes contain a higher proportion of people expected to require more support and assistance

22 September, 2016

Limitations in making budgeting decisions may flow from physical disabilities alone but only in rare cases

[2016] UKUT 393 (AAC)

22 September, 2016

Lone parents do worse in the switch to universal credit than families with two parents, according to new CPAG research

New report also finds that two parents working full-time on the minimum wage are still £50 a week short of what they need to raise their children at a minimum standard of living

21 September, 2016

DWP confirms reassessment of claims affected by lower benefit cap will be phased in over a 12 week period from 7 November 2016

New information bulletin also confirms that all those entitled to carer’s allowance or guardian's allowance will be exempt from the cap

21 September, 2016

Council tax reduction schemes in Wales to be protected from funding cuts ‘until at least the end of 2017/2018’

Minster for Local Government says 300,000 households in Wales will continue to be protected from increases in council tax liability and 220,000 of these will pay no council tax at all

19 September, 2016

High appeal and overturn rate for PIP indicates system is 'deeply flawed' says Scottish Cabinet Secretary

Responding to second independent review of PIP, Angela Constance says Scottish Government will reform the assessment procedures

19 September, 2016

Automatic adjustment of income-related benefits following up-rating of the new state pension

New statutory instrument

16 September, 2016

Government proposes moving away from 'blanket approach' of using non-legal members at appeal tribunal hearings

Ministry of Justice consultation suggests a more 'proportionate and flexible' approach to panel composition is needed

15 September, 2016

Housing benefit cap for supported accommodation deferred until 2019/2020

Government statement also confirms that the Shared Accommodation Rate will not apply to people living in the supported housing sector

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22 September, 2016

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22 September, 2016

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22 September, 2016

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22 September, 2016

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19 September, 2016

Geuve v Glasgow City Council


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Updated 24 September by Jon (CHDCA)

Universal credit on the way to recovery???

Updated 24 September by Elliot Kent

Judge states 50% rule does not apply to PIP.

23 September by nevip


Updated 23 September by neilbateman

DLA and PIP after age 65

Updated 23 September by Stainsby

Hi non dep deductions based upon unknown earnings?