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Updated today at 10.22 by Jon (CHDCA)

Draft regs saving parts of I(EEA) Regs 2016

Was hoping this might catch your eye, thanks Elliot. …

Updated today at 07.46 by Ianb

Backdating ESA and relevant NI years

Thanks Elliott. Couldn’t think where to look when I posted. Have I understood this correctly…

Updated 30 October today at 18.59 by Ianb

What is the rationale for the Carers Element of UC…

Va1der - 30 October 2020 05:19 PMIn legacy this creates the situation where couples both…

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With the increasingly real prospect of a further national lockdown, the furlough is coming to an end at the very moment it's needed most…

31 October, 2020

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Almost one in eight private renters are unable to meet their housing costs in full, with 8% having lost their jobs since coronavirus struck…

31 October, 2020

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Cross-party group of MPs calls on the government to allow councils to run universal basic income trials in response to mass unemployment triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic…


Oxford – 16 November, 2020


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Victoria, London – 4 November, 2020

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UK – 4 November, 2020

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Online event – 9 November, 2020

Wiseradviser: Understanding Debts and Courts in Northern Ireland

Advice NI
Online event

Online event – 9 November, 2020

Wisderadviser: Time Limits for Recovering Debts Through the Courts

Advice NI
Online event

Online Event – 10 November, 2020

Best Practice in Completing the PIP Questionnaire

Child Poverty Action Group
Online event