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Welfare rights

29 May, 2015

Judicial review challenge to benefit cap and its impact on disabled people and their carers to go ahead

High Court orders that hearing must take place no later than 30 October 2015

29 May, 2015

Implementation of recent welfare reform has led to hard lessons being learned at 'significant financial and human costs'

New report from the National Audit Office recommends that the DWP must use these lessons to improve how it manages change and anticipates risk

27 May, 2015

New Full Employment and Welfare Benefits Bill introduced in Queen’s Speech

Speech also announces Scotland Bill which sets out welfare powers to be devolved

27 May, 2015

Prescription of asthma in cleaners for industrial injuries benefit purposes

IIAC review concludes that case for prescription is not made so far

27 May, 2015

Prescription of bladder cancer in relation to exposure to mineral oils for industrial injuries benefit purposes

IIAC review concludes that threshold for prescription has not been reached

27 May, 2015

43,100 sanctions imposed on lone parent income support claimants in year to December 2014

New DWP statistics show that this represents 5.9 per cent of client base

27 May, 2015

Northern Ireland Welfare Reform Bill blocked by petition of concern lodged by Sinn Fein and SDLP

Vote of 58 to 39 in favour of Bill insufficient for it to attain required level of cross-community support

27 May, 2015

Housing benefit subsidy to local authorities

New housing benefit guidance also sets out burdens payments for local authorities in relation to migrants access to benefits

26 May, 2015

Making welfare cuts of £12bn by 2017/2018 will involve 'difficult decisions', says Institute for Fiscal Studies

New briefing highlights balance to be struck between measures that will weaken work incentives and those that will increase poverty

26 May, 2015

Scottish local authorities awarded more than £50m in discretionary housing payments between April 2014 and March 2015

New figures also show that 118,000 awards made with average value of £429

More welfare rights

30 May, 2015

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Labour leadership favourite suggests he might back further welfare cuts theguardian.com/politics/2015/…

30 May, 2015

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#BenefitCap changes could plunge tens of thousands of children into poverty according to leaked govt memo theguardian.com/politics/2015/…

29 May, 2015

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High Court grants permission: impact of #BenefitCap on #carers & disabled people. @caoilfhionnanna @samjacobsDSC act. doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/h…

29 May, 2015

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Cracking read: Our Tech for Health & Social Care bulletin out now connectingcare.org.uk/articles/detai…

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Community care

Latest discussions

Updated 29 May by paulmoorhouse

WTCs and terminal illness

Updated 29 May by Daphne

Private pension - net or gross?

Updated 29 May by SamW


Benefit rates

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LALY awards 2015

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