Welfare rights

21 March, 2017

Tribunal has jurisdiction to decide whether there was an earlier claim / a decision for a period determines all extant claims for that period

CJSA/2332/2016
[2017] UKUT 50 (AAC)

20 March, 2017

Whether a lightweight pan is an aid or appliance for PIP activity 1 (preparing food)

CPIP/2740/2016
[2017] UUT 42 (AAC)

20 March, 2017

Disregard of rent reductions under tenant incentive schemes when calculating universal credit housing costs

New statutory instrument

20 March, 2017

Roll-out of Real Time Information service to housing benefit administrators

New DWP guidance

17 March, 2017

Reduction of the universal credit earnings taper rate

New DWP guidance

17 March, 2017

Changes in relation to the social fund in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

17 March, 2017

Benefit uprating 2017/2018 in Northern Ireland

New regulations issued

17 March, 2017

Restricting the uprating of guardian’s allowance

New statutory instrument

16 March, 2017

Government has its 'head in the sand' over universal credit, says Chair of Work and Pensions Committee

Response to growing body of evidence about the very real hardship that the new benefit is causing is 'flabbergasting', says Frank Field

16 March, 2017

Minister responds to SSAC’s concerns about amendments to PIP regulations

Having considered Committees' comments, Ms Mordaunt says she believes the decision was correct and the government has 'no plans to consult'

16 March, 2017

Introduction of a two child limit for the purposes of universal credit, income support, jobseeker's allowance and housing benefit

New statutory instrument

16 March, 2017

Chancellor decides not to proceed with proposed increase in Class 4 National Insurance contributions for the self-employed

However, Mr Hammond says current differences in benefit entitlement no longer justify the scale of differences in contribution rates between the employed and self-employed

16 March, 2017

20 per cent of children were living in poverty in 2015/2016

DWP statistics also show that compared to the overall population, children remain more likely to live in low income households

16 March, 2017

Bereavement support payment replaces current bereavement benefits

New statutory instrument

16 March, 2017

18,000 people invited to join Scotland’s social security ‘Experience Panels’

Letters to be sent on behalf of the Scottish Government by the Department for Work and Pensions

16 March, 2017

Tax credit and guardian’s allowance uprating 2017/2018

New statutory instrument

16 March, 2017

National Insurance earnings limits and thresholds for 2017/2018

New statutory instruments