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News and case law


Updated at 9.08 by Andrew Dutton

Latest press reports on UC

Universal credit ‘sending people into arms of loan sharks’

Updated at 8.53 by PhilB

UC non dep deds

Hi all, client has only just got back to me with the reply on their...

22 January by Elliot Kent

PIP assessments are optional...

Or may well be - depending on the terms of the invitation letter. In IR...

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23 January, 2020

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#UniversalCredit fuels debt problems for low-income claimants, forcing many into destitution and driving others to loan sharks to get cash for basics such as food, clothes and heating…

22 January, 2020

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Great stuff from @TheLawSociety on #LegalAidDeserts ... we've also been mapping #legalaid providers that offer community care services over on our advicelocal site ... for example, here's how it looks in Yorkshire and the Humber……

22 January, 2020

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Job vacancy: @CAB_Bromley are recruiting for a Welfare Benefits Caseworker… #rightsjobs


London Borough of Bromley – 7 February, 2020

Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Citizens Advice Bromley
37.5 hours per week
£24,000 - £26,523 depending on experience

Coventry – 10 February, 2020

Outreach Senior Caseworker

Coventry Citizens Advice
37 hours per week (job share will be considered)
£26,208 – £27,942

London – 12 February, 2020

Head of Fundraising

21 or 28 hours per week (3 or 4 days)
£25,200 or £33,600 (£42,000 FTE)

Training & events

Glasgow – 30 January, 2020

PIP and attendance allowance - an introduction- an introduction

CPAG Scotland
One-day course

Various – 1 February, 2020

NVQ Levels 3 & 4 in Advice and Guidance

Qualification course programme

London – 4 February, 2020

Universal credit for people with ill health and disabilities

Child Poverty Action Group
One-day course