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29 July, 2015

Government launches review of whether benefit entitlement for people with addictions or obesity should be linked to accepting treatment

Independent review to be carried out by Dame Carol Black with call for evidence issued today

29 July, 2015

Supreme Court refers three questions on lawfulness of DLA residence test to Court of Justice of the European Union

[2015] UKSC 55

28 July, 2015

Welsh Assembly's Public Accounts Committee urges Welsh Government to develop strategy to manage impact of welfare reform

New report also recommends that Welsh Government publishes a cost/benefit analysis of mitigating full impact of bedroom tax

28 July, 2015

Permanent residence for EEA nationals and their families

New HB guidance

28 July, 2015

More than 150,000 households receive assistance from Scottish Welfare Fund

New statistics also show that almost £3.9m awarded for food in 2014/2015, up from £2.4m the previous year

28 July, 2015

Contribution towards cost of providing for children living abroad does not have to made weekly / tribunal's error in assessing claimant's outgoings

[2015] UKUT 357 AAC

27 July, 2015

Scottish Social Justice Minister calls on Work and Pensions Secretary to rethink changes to definition of child poverty

'Any serious attempt to tackle inequality has to focus on in-work poverty', says Alex Neil

24 July, 2015

Government indicates that it has no plans to introduce charges for benefit appeals

Introduction of charges in the Social Entitlement Chamber would not be cost effective, says Ministry of Justice

24 July, 2015

Government withdraws funding for English classes for jobseeker’s allowance claimants

£45m cut to 'Esol plus mandation' programme will have 'immediate and devastating impact'

23 July, 2015

Only 37 per cent of those reaching state pension age in 2016/2017 will receive full amount of new state pension directly from the state

Minister of State for Pensions says shortfall will be compensated for by private pensions

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29 July, 2015

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29 July, 2015

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DWP v Tolley: UKSC refers 3 questions to CJEU on eligibility for DLA when recipient moves to another member state ow.ly/QdA6v

29 July, 2015

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Review to consider benefit cuts for those with obesity, drug or alcohol problems who refuse to accept treatment theguardian.com/society/2015/j…

28 July, 2015

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Judgment due from the @UKSupremeCourt tomorrow in Secretary of State v Tolley (Deceased) rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthr…

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23 July, 2015

NRAM Plc v McAdam & Anor

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27 July, 2015

Chaplair Ltd v Kumari


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Tribunal decisions and new claims

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(Un) intended consequence?

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Secretary of State v Tolley (Deceased)

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