Welfare rights

15 March, 2017

Introduction of a two-child limit for child tax credit purposes

New statutory instrument also provides for changes to the rules governing entitlement to the family element of child tax credit and for introduction of a new disability element

15 March, 2017

Fewer than half a million claimants on the universal credit caseload

New DWP statistics also show that only two thirds of claimants on universal credit are receiving payments

15 March, 2017

Calculation of income for tax credits purposes

New statutory instrument

15 March, 2017

More than 1.2 million personal independence payment claims are in payment

New DWP statistics also show that the most commonly recorded disabling condition is ‘psychiatric disorder’

14 March, 2017

DWP must 'be clearer in its articulation of policy intent in the future', says SSAC following its scrutiny of PIP amendments

Committee raises concerns that changes to PIP regulations have had unintended operational and legal consequences

14 March, 2017

MPs can use implicit consent to discuss universal credit queries on behalf of their constituents, says Secretary of State

However, Damian Green adds that this approach 'cannot pertain for enquiries from other sources'

14 March, 2017

Reduction of the universal credit taper rate from 65 per cent to 63 per cent

New statutory instrument

14 March, 2017

Changes to the ESA exempt work and hardship payment rules in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

14 March, 2017

Removal of the ESA work-related activity component in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

14 March, 2017

Miscellaneous amendments to prescribed diseases for industrial injuries disablement benefit

New DWP guidance

14 March, 2017

Disregard of pensions paid to victims of National Socialist persecution

New DWP guidance

14 March, 2017

Miscellaneous amendments relating to benefits and pensions uprating 2017/2018

New statutory instrument

14 March, 2017

Fees in respect of administrative expenses incurred by the Department for Communities in making payments of mortgage interest direct to lenders in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

14 March, 2017

Miscellaneous amendments relating to contracted-out schemes and graduated retirement benefit

New statutory instrument

13 March, 2017

Amendments to PIP daily living activity 3 and mobility activity 1

New DWP guidance

13 March, 2017

Disregard of payments from the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme when calculating means tested benefits

New statutory instrument

13 March, 2017

Earnings factors for the calculation of an additional state pension

New statutory instrument

10 March, 2017

Earnings thresholds introduced in universal credit to limit automatic entitlement to full help with health costs in Wales

New statutory instrument