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Welfare rights

7 December, 2016

More than half of people in poverty in the UK live in working households

Joseph Rowntree Foundation calls on government to reduce poverty by reversing cuts to the work allowance in universal credit and ending the freeze on working-age benefits

7 December, 2016

Valuing of interest in property where joint owner is unwilling to sell

CH/1815/2016
[2016] UKUT 464 (AAC)

6 December, 2016

Communities Minister announces plans for roll out of universal credit in Northern Ireland

Roll out will commence in September 2017 and is expected to be completed by September 2018

6 December, 2016

Portuguese claimant in the UK since birth did not have a right to reside for income support purposes

CIS/1561/2016
[2016] UKUT 511 (AAC)

5 December, 2016

Independent review rejects proposal to link benefit entitlement for claimants with addictions to accepting treatment

Dame Carol Black instead recommends improving Jobcentre health information, co-location of health and employment support workers and investment in specialist employment support services

5 December, 2016

Government publishes response to consultation on reforming national insurance contributions for the self-employed

Response confirms that Class 2 contributions will be abolished and replaced by zero-rated Class 4 contributions

2 December, 2016

Tribunal ‘Registrar’ role created to carry out all decisions that a judge may make except ‘substantive final decisions’

New tribunal practice statement sets out functions to be delegated to legally qualified staff appointed under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

2 December, 2016

Concentrix contract has been a ‘complete failure’, say MPs

Public Accounts Committee finds there was an unacceptable breakdown in service which needs meaningful action to prevent repeated failures

2 December, 2016

Court of Appeal rules that 'unreasonably high' rent determinations for private sector rents must not artificially limit comparisons to unsubsidised alternatives

[2016] EWCA Civ 1211

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7 December, 2016

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7 December, 2016

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Narrative that poverty is largely the result of unemployment or “skiving” is falling apart, writes @suzanne_moore theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

7 December, 2016

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Half Glasgow's Jobcentre Plus services to close under DWP plans bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

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Other people’s UC passwords

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Carers Allowance and backdating

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