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26 August, 2016

DWP estimates that 107,000 adults and 244,000 children will be affected by benefit cap when reduced levels are introduced from November 2016

New impact assessment indicates the average loss per household will be £60 per week

26 August, 2016

‘Steps 2 Success’ mandatory work scheme in Northern Ireland helps 21 per cent of claimants into work

New statistics also reveal that of the 31,773 who have been mandated to the scheme, only 2,854 have achieved employment of 6 months or more

25 August, 2016

Only eight per cent of GPoW interviews result in an extension of jobseeker’s allowance

New DWP statistics also show that the caseload of EEA nationals claiming housing benefit has decreased 75 per cent since restrictions were introduced in April 2014

25 August, 2016

Requirement for 'compelling evidence' does not raise the bar any higher than the need to show genuine chance of being engaged in work

CJSA/2042/2015
[2016] UKUT 372 (AAC)

24 August, 2016

Housing benefit must be made ‘significantly more generous’ or large numbers of people will become homeless, says Fabian Society

New research estimates 1.5 million low-income households will face increasing monthly shortfalls between housing benefit and rent by 2020

23 August, 2016

Tribunal has no power to refuse a written request to withdraw a part heard appeal unless it has directed that consent is required

CIB/1908/2014
[2015] UKUT 315 (AAC)

22 August, 2016

Housing benefit spending on private rented households doubles to £9.3 billion

New research from the NHF also finds that almost half of private rented households in receipt of housing benefit are in work

19 August, 2016

Tribunal rules and time limits in Scotland

New statutory instruments

18 August, 2016

Benefits for young people receiving ‘continuing care’ from children’s services in Scotland

DWP issues update to housing benefit staff

18 August, 2016

Treatment of postgraduate master’s degree loans and special support loans for means-tested benefit purposes

DWP issues update to housing benefit staff

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30 August, 2016

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30 August, 2016

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Beveridge 2.0: PM's new director of policy calls for reshaping of welfare through new forms of social insurance theguardian.com/politics/2016/…

30 August, 2016

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29 August, 2016

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PM's new director of policy calls for Beveridge 2.0: reshaping welfare by introducing new forms of social insurance theguardian.com/politics/2016/…

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