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27 July, 2016

Increases in state pension age may adversely affect some vulnerable groups

New briefing note from the Pensions Policy Institute explores different options for mitigating the impact

26 July, 2016

Substantial risk under regulation 35 and the requirement to supply specific details of work-related activity

CE/1867/2015
[2016] UKUT 170 (AAC)

26 July, 2016

£33.4 million awarded through the Scottish Welfare Fund in 2015/2016

New statistics from the Scottish government show that over half of those helped are single people

26 July, 2016

Pension credit and benefit claimants eligible for Warm Home Discounts for a further two years

New statutory instrument

25 July, 2016

Work and Health Programme should adopt a ‘whatever works’ approach to employment support, says IPPR North

New report also proposes tailored, case by case assessment and a broader range of interventions to help claimants into work

25 July, 2016

Difference between housing benefit received and total rent has more than doubled in the social sector in the last six years

DCLG publishes results of social rented sector 'English Housing Survey' for 2014/2015

22 July, 2016

Regulations precluding EEA nationals who are jobseekers from claiming housing benefit are not ultra vires

CSH/110/2015
[2016] UKUT 321 (AAC)

21 July, 2016

Government rejects recommendation to publish regular sanctions statistics during in-work conditionality trial

However, Work and Pensions Committee says that, if financial sanctions are being used appropriately, it sees no reason why the DWP should not publish details now

21 July, 2016

Mandatory reconsideration process should be standardised across DWP and HMRC with clear communications on the processes and time limits that apply

New report from the SSAC also recommends that work coaches make wider use of JSA sickness provisions for those challenging fit for work decisions

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