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December 2018

Pre-Brexit changes to EEA regulations; UK poverty 'contrary to British values'; Implicit consent 'a priority'; PIP appeals now online; New W&P Secretary Amber Rudd takes questions; 2019/20 benefits and pensions uprating

November 2018

Government rethink managed migration; Work allowance rise announced in budget; DWP 'needs more UC case managers'; Government urged to rethink single payment policy; Making a repeat UC claim after a nil award; Working people with disabilities worse off under UC; UC housing costs reintroduced for 18-21 year olds

October 2018

Citizens Advice to deliver universal support; Extension to maternity grant claim time limit; Government refuses main carer payments;  DWP publishes PIP claimant experiences; UC online ID verification goes private; Last Tax Credit office to close in 2025

August/September 2018

The UC paydate glitch; DWP to reimburse pre-2014 ESA claims; Housing benefit to continue for most vulnerable; Migrating tax credits to UC; EEA nationals pay in more than they take out; 71% sanctions relate to interviews.

June/July 2018

Consultation on UC transitional protection; End of PIP reviews for severe health conditions; Beleaguered appeals system looks ahead to reforms; PIP mobility activity 1 and 'safely' reviews begin

May 2018

Changes to 2 child limit; Timetable for PIP review process; Urgent guidance to LAs on Windrush; PIP assessment recordings allowed; Fina-a-Job replaces Universal Jobmatch

April 2018

Single parents challenge benefit cap; 18-21 year olds on UC get housing support; 6% UC claims deducted from start; Guidance on changes to Free School Meals; Surplus earnings & self-employed losses in UC; Benefits uprating 2018-19

March 2018

Are WCAs fit for purpose?; Tax-free childcare will terminate claims;  Risk of homelessness must be referred; 27k unemployed on unpaid DWP work placements; Explaining work-related activity and substantial risk; HM Government Payment Service replaces Simple Payment

February 2018

Review of 1.6m PIP claims; Update on Minimum Income Floor; New earnings threshold for free school meals; UC risk to public spending control; EU says UK benefits 'manifestly inadequate'; DWP guidance for Work & Health Programme providers

January 2018

Managed payments for private landlords; 96% of young people get UC Housing Element; 1m children set to lose Free School Meals​; The return of Esther McVey

December 2017

£1.5bn support package for Universal Credit; Further changes ahead; Billions of benefits underpaid; UC Freephone helpline numbers; Christmas for careleavers

November 2017

The problem with Universal Credit; Quick fixes for UC; New guidance & case law; Changes to Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme

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