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12 February, 2016

Welfare Reform Bill risks creating a ‘lost generation’ of children growing up in poverty

Situation is 'utterly unacceptable', says chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group

12 February, 2016

Home Responsibilities Protection only payable for ‘non-qualifying years’ for state retirement pension

CHR/1092/2013
[2015] UKUT 672 (AAC)

11 February, 2016

DWP confirms details of universal credit roll-out to the full digital service

Phases 1 and 2 will take place between May and December 2016

11 February, 2016

Ensuring parity of legislation for social security, child support and pensions between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

New statutory instrument

10 February, 2016

Lord Freud confirms that benefit cap reductions are to be introduced from autumn 2016

Government also says that changes to the level of the cap will not be referred to the Social Security Advisory Committee

10 February, 2016

Households in receipt of carer’s allowance or guardian’s allowance to be exempt from the benefit cap

Government announces that regulations to give effect to exemptions will be brought forward later this year

10 February, 2016

DWP publishes results of 2014/2015 ‘claimant service and experience’ survey

For the first time, analysis also presents views and experiences of claimants in receipt of universal credit and personal independence payment

9 February, 2016

Weekly increase in rent following installation of a stair lift is eligible for housing benefit

CH/1984/2010
[2011] UKUT 513 (AAC)

8 February, 2016

More tax credit mandatory reconsideration requests were received in the last two months of 2015 than in whole of preceding year

Figures provided in response to written questions by Work and Pensions Committee chair about performance of Concentrix

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13 February, 2016

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12 February, 2016

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12 February, 2016

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12 February, 2016

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