Welfare rights

24 March, 2017

Benefit uprating and social security contribution rates 2017/2018

New DWP guidance

24 March, 2017

Transfer of welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament

New statutory instrument makes provision in respect of disability, industrial injuries and carer's benefits, and benefits for maternity, funeral and heating expenses

24 March, 2017

Landlord’s retention of tenancy deposit can operate to reduce outstanding rent in the calculation of HB for former tenancies

CH/1394/2015
[2017] UKUT 93 (AAC)

23 March, 2017

Risk of harm need not be ‘more likely than not’ when assessing safety under regulation 4 and need for supervision

CPIP/1599/2016
[2017] UKUT 105 (AAC)

23 March, 2017

Whether a permanent retinal implant or other surgical implant can amount to an aid or appliance when assessing PIP activities

CPIP/24/2016
[2017] UKUT 86 (AAC)

23 March, 2017

Independent review recommends state pension 'triple lock' should be withdrawn in the next Parliament

Report for the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions says that savings made should be re-invested to support disadvantaged groups

23 March, 2017

Lump sum payments payable to people with diffuse mesothelioma in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

22 March, 2017

Secretary of State confirms that additional payments of universal credit to offset the bedroom tax in Scotland will be subject to the benefit cap

Giving evidence to the Scottish Social Security Committee and the Scottish Affairs Committee, Damian Green argues that this is in line with the Smith Commission report

22 March, 2017

New pilot being run to assess benefits of audio recording PIP face-to-face assessments

Results of the pilot will be evaluated to consider whether to record assessments in the future

22 March, 2017

Treatement of bereavement support payment for housing benefit purposes

New housing benefit guidance

22 March, 2017

Bereavement support payment replaces current bereavement benefits in Northern Ireland

New statutory rules

22 March, 2017

Scottish Government calls for complete and immediate halt to universal credit full service roll-out

Letter to UK Government highlights that, without resolution, on-going administrative problems impacting on tenants and landlords make continued roll-out in Scotland ‘unfeasible’

22 March, 2017

Transitional provision for the purposes of transferring legislative competence for benefits to the Scottish Parliament

New statutory instrument makes provision in respect of disability, industrial injuries and carer's benefits, and benefits for maternity, funeral and heating expenses

22 March, 2017

Extent to which work-related activity between decision and tribunal hearing can be taken into account / relevance of third party assistance

CE/5625/2014
[2017] UKUT 80 (AAC)

22 March, 2017

Removal of temporary accommodation management fee in housing benefit subsidy

New DWP guidance

22 March, 2017

Increase in carer’s allowance earnings limit in Northern Ireland from April 2017

New statutory rule

22 March, 2017

Revaluation of ‘protected payments’ subject to a pension sharing order in new state pension awards in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

22 March, 2017

Treatment of payments made to victims of National Socialist persecution in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule