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5 May, 2015

HMRC's failure to provide tribunal with relevant evidence, contrary to its 'current and compliant approach'

[2015] UKUT 198 AAC

1 May, 2015

Whether the ‘main meal’ test for DLA should take into account community preferences

[2015] UKUT 176 AAC

1 May, 2015

Transitional protection from 2013 changes to Schedule 2 includes maintaining position of no split between descriptors that can be claimed on basis of either mental or physical impairment

[2015] UKUT 175 AAC

30 April, 2015

Number of people in poverty in UK has increased by 800,000 over last two years, says New Policy Institute

New estimates, building on last published statistics which were for 2012/2013, also show that number in poverty in working families is up by 300,000 and that number of tenants in poverty has risen by 750,000

30 April, 2015

Tribunal obliged to consider what effects of requiring claimant to undertake work-related activity would be even where that activity cannot be required

[2015] UKUT 179 AAC

29 April, 2015

Universal credit should include a second-earner work allowance to help address in-work poverty

New report from CPAG also recommends that the conditionality regime should take account of a parent's need for a work/family balance

29 April, 2015

Claimant who developed permanent nerve damage resulting from radiotherapy five years earlier was not entitled to ESA on the basis of ‘recovering’ from radiotherapy

[2015] UKUT 158 (AAC)

29 April, 2015

Claimant not entitled to ‘export’ DLA mobility component to Spain

[2015] UKUT 146 (AAC)

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5 May, 2015

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#GE2015 Welfare debate on @daily_politics now bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05… | 12 party summary of benefit pledges here ... rightsnet.org.uk/pdfs/Welfare_B…

5 May, 2015

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Whitehall reported to be preparing for major post-Election restructure, possibly reducing depts from 24 to nine theguardian.com/society/2015/m…

5 May, 2015

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LAG News Blog post: Civil #legalaid after polling day legalactiongroupnews.org.uk/civil-legal-ai…

5 May, 2015

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DWP 0845 numbers replaced by cheaper 0345 numbers from today, see rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthr… for more details of new numbers via @rightsnet

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