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News and case law

Reports and briefings


Posted today at 14.15 by PCarysforth

Erosion of TSDPE and ’sum of the relevant increase’

How do you calculate the ‘sum’ of a relevant increase to calculate erosion? I have…

Posted today at 14.12 by ROBBO

You may wish to call back later

Has anyone ever tracked down the elusive time of day when you can phone DWP…

Posted today at 13.58 by Sue Sowerby

HB or UC?

We have a client who applied for an SDP with her ESA claim in June…

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27 September, 2021

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HMCTS confirms that online ‘Submit Your Appeal’ service has now been extended to all DWP benefits… #rightsnetupdate

27 September, 2021

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Scottish Government confirms £10 million funding to provide grants to tenants in rent arrears as a result of Covid-19 pandemic… #rightsnetupdate

27 September, 2021

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Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary @jreynoldsMP calls on the government to ‘cancel the cut’, as he sets out Labour’s plans for a better benefits system… #rightsnetupdate


Aberdeen – 6 October, 2021

Benefits Advisor

Maggie's Centres
37.5 hours per week
£25,440 - £32,916

Salford – 4 October, 2021

Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Frenkel Topping
37.5 hours per week
£28k - £35k

Lambeth – 25 October, 2021

Generalist and Outreach Advice Worker

Centre 70
35 hours per week

Training and events

Online event – 5 October, 2021

Benefits for non-EEA nationals

Child Poverty Action Group
Online event across two sessions

Online event – 5 October, 2021

Webinar: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

CPAG Scotland
Online event

Online event – 6 October, 2021

Mortgage Prisoners

Institute of Money Advisers
Online event