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New universal credit assessment period regulations

16 November 2020
New universal credit regulations come in to force today. This follows our successful legal case concerning people paid monthly getting two wages in one UC assessment period.

Scotland Webinar announced! Universal credit - migration and other issues

09 November 2020
Join us for an exploration of universal credit live issues. You’ll hear about migration to universal credit,  what to do when people lose out in a clash of wage cycles and assessment periods,  and about new rules for clients from the EEA. 

NEW: Universal credit: what you need to know - 6th edition

21 September 2020
Our best-selling title, Universal Credit: what you need to know - 6th edition is available for pre-order now.

Universal credit - what you need to know - 6th edition out now

21 September 2020
The publication of this sixth edition coincides with the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in many changes as well as increasing numbers of claimants

Universal credit for people with ill health and disabilities

25 February 2020
This course on 31 March in Glasgow looks at the UC rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people.

Students and benefits - eligibility - last chance to book

19 February 2020
Confused about whether students can claim benefits? About whether they have to claim universal credit or can stay on 'legacy' benefits like tax credits and housing benefit?

Legal update

10 February 2020
Our legal team has had a busy start to the new year. Last week we learned we had been successful in our High Court case challenging the fact that the higher rate of bereavement support payment for families with children is currently only paid if a spouse or civil partner dies, and not when the couple were not married or in a civil partnership. This follows a similar challenge to the previous widowed parent’s allowance – the Supreme Court found in favour of a mother and her four children in that case, but, although the law is not compatible with human rights law, the government has still not resolved the issue.

Universal credit - claimant responsibilities and sanctions

04 February 2020
Some places available to book on this course on 18 February in Glasgow