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News and case law

Reports and briefings


Updated 20 October today at 17.16 by Ianb

Universal Credit Retrospective Verification

Peter Turville - 20 October 2021 04:55 PM.. one sorry mess. Reading this has put…

Updated 20 October today at 16.22 by Gareth Morgan

Benefit calculators and NI changes

Have a look at  That shows the earnings changes with current rates. …

Updated 20 October today at 15.22 by Owen_Stevens

Escalation Lists?

Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District - 20 October 2021 10:02 AMHas anyone got an…

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Crucially important that judicial review is not ‘used as a political tool by those who have already lost the arguments’, says Attorney General… #rightsnetupdate

20 October, 2021

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Welsh Government confirms universal basic income pilot will be introduced in 2022/2023… #rightsnetupdate

20 October, 2021

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Bill extending entitlement to parental bereavement leave and pay to parents of miscarried or stillborn babies receives first reading in House of Commons… #rightsnetupdate


London – 8 November, 2021

Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Mary Ward Legal Centre
21 hours per week
FTE £33,000 (actual £19,800)

Southwark – 2 November, 2021

Generalist Adviser

Citizens Advice Southwark
Full-time – 35 hours per week
£29,194 to £30,754 per annum

Southwark – 2 November, 2021

Help to Claim Advisor

Citizens Advice Southwark
Full-time - 35 hours per week
£29,194 to £30,754 per annum

Training and events

Online event – 29 October, 2021

EEA Nationals: Renting, Rights and Access to Social Housing

Housing Systems
Online event

Online event – 29 October, 2021

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system

CPAG Scotland
Online event

Online event – 1 November, 2021

Changing decisions: Mandatory Reconsiderations and other tactics

Child Poverty Action Group
Online event across two sessions