Welfare rights

15 May, 2017

IIAC decides not to prescribe rheumatoid arthritis caused by cadmium

Council review concludes there is insufficient evidence to recommend prescription under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Scheme

15 May, 2017

IIAC decides not to add motorcycle handlebars to the list of tools causing occupational hand-arm vibration syndrome

Review concludes that there is insufficient evidence to define a level of exposure that doubles the risk of finger blanching

9 May, 2017

Failure of a local authority to consider a long term award of discretionary housing payment

[2017] EWHC 802 (Admin)

5 May, 2017

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council decides not to prescribe work involving exposure to trichloroethylene

Council review concludes there is insufficient evidence to recommend prescription under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Scheme

4 May, 2017

Number of households affected by benefit cap has increased by 230 per cent to 66,000

New DWP statistics also highlight that 72 per cent of capped households are single parent families, of which 79 per cent have at least one child under five years

4 May, 2017

Limits of tribunal’s inquisitorial role when assessing prescribed medication / mobility activity 2 and requirement to consider reasonable wishes of claimant to move around

CPIP/3622/2016
[2017] UKUT 154 (AAC)

3 May, 2017

Self-employment as a Big Issue seller may not be genuine and effective self-employment for the purposes of establishing a right to reside

CSF/251/2016
[2017] UKUT 155 (AAC)

2 May, 2017

Benefit cap is a 'drastic cut' for people who are unable to cut their living costs any further

It's very hard to see any benefit from the policy, says Work and Pensions Committee

2 May, 2017

DWP issues new guidance in relation to the Upper Tribunal’s bedroom tax decision in ‘Carmichael’

DWP confirms that it is seeking to appeal the decision and the Upper Tribunal has suspended the effect of the decision so it currently has 'no effect in law'

2 May, 2017

Plastic cutlery is not an ‘aid’ or ‘device’ for the purposes of taking nutrition in activity 2

CSPIP/543/2016
[2017] UKUT 160 (AAC)

28 April, 2017

Future planned cuts to benefits will significantly reduce incomes of low-income working-age households, especially those with children

New analysis from the IFS says lowest three deciles will lose more than 4 per cent of income on average

28 April, 2017

Citizen’s income is a ‘distraction’ from finding workable solutions to welfare state problems

New report from the Work and Pensions Committee urges incoming government 'not to expend any energy on it'

28 April, 2017

Powers of tribunals to disapply or ignore bedroom tax regulations that breach human rights

CH/3609/2014
[2017] UKUT 174 (AAC)

27 April, 2017

Solving problems in the practical operation of universal credit must be an 'urgent priority' in the new Parliament, say MPs

Work and Pensions Committee writes to Secretary of State following a 'near unanimous set of concerns' raised during its inquiry into the benefit

27 April, 2017

Failures in universal credit administration are causing financial hardship for many Scottish claimants

New study by CPAG in Scotland recommends better training for Jobcentre staff and top-ups to universal credit by the Scottish Government to help support claimants at risk from full service roll out

27 April, 2017

Scottish Social Security Minister rules out use of private companies to carry out benefit assessments

New social security agency will 'put people before profits'

27 April, 2017

Approved training in Northern Ireland for the purposes of child benefit

New statutory instrument

27 April, 2017

Housing benefit and payments in consequence of use and occupation / treating a person as liable to make payments when liable person is not entitled to benefit

CH/213/2016
[2017] UKUT 151 (AAC)