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3 May, 2016

Local authorities allocated £16.5m additional funding to support cost of implementing welfare reform

New housing benefit guidance

3 May, 2016

New definition of ‘care leaver’ and ‘looked after by a local authority’ for universal credit purposes

New statutory instrument

3 May, 2016

Electronic claims for ESA and industrial injuries benefits

New statutory instrument

3 May, 2016

Cuts to universal credit work allowances undermine incentive to enter work, says Resolution Foundatin

New report puts forward options to focus universal credit on those in most need of support

30 April, 2016

Court of Appeal upholds that retrospective legislation relating to back-to-work scheme is 'incompatible' with ECHR but nevertheless legislation remains 'effective'

[2016] EWCA Civ 413

29 April, 2016

Computer records showing ‘trigger dates’ can provide adequate evidence of posting

CE/4448/2014
[2016] UKUT 179 (AAC)

28 April, 2016

Care needs of a ‘normal’ child rather than ‘some’ children must be considered when assessing the ‘substantially in excess of normal requirements’ test

CDLA/3612/2015
[2016] UKUT 169 (AAC)

28 April, 2016

Action to take where a First-tier Tribunal has made inconsistent decisions about capital in respect of income support and housing benefit but only the housing benefit decision is appealed

CH/5066/2014
[2016] UKUT 161 (AAC)

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