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24 June, 2016

EU referendum outcome means UK settlement agreed at the European Council in February 2016 will not now take effect and ceases to exist

Joint statement issued by leaders of European institutions confirms that there will be no renegotiation on the terms which included proposed benefit restrictions for EU migrants

24 June, 2016

Romanian national could not establish right to reside on basis of self-employment as Big Issue vendor (not ‘genuine and effective work’) or unauthorised employment

[2016] UKUT 252 (AAC)

24 June, 2016

Effect of pauses and halts on ability to move around when applying PIP mobility descriptors

[2016] UKUT 261 (AAC)

23 June, 2016

Government to write directly to those who do not meet ten qualifying years of national insurance contributions required for the new state pension

However, responding to report from the Work and Pensions Committee, the government declines to send automatic state pension statements to all people aged 50 and over

23 June, 2016

A person does not ‘own’ a property which is under a restraint order forbidding sale

[2016] UKUT 271 (AAC)

23 June, 2016

No requirement for evidence to be ‘compelling’ to satisfy ‘genuine prospect of work test’

[2016] UKUT 269 (AAC)

23 June, 2016

More than a million people have returned to Jobcentre Plus at the end of their two years on the Work Programme

New DWP statistics also highlight that the most recent participants to complete two years on the Work Programme spent on average around a third of their time off benefits.

22 June, 2016

Government rejects call to extend entitlement to bereavement support payment to unmarried bereaved parents

Response to Work and Pensions Committee also refuses to disregard widowed parent's allowance as unearned income in the calculation of universal credit

21 June, 2016

Adverse inference should not be an 'automatic punishment' for non - compliance with directions / Work Programme providers and delegated authority to issue attendance notices

[2016] UKUT 272 (AAC)

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