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Editorial: Poverty 155

Issue 155 (Autumn 2016)
A lot has happened since the last issue of Poverty hit your desks. A new prime minister, new ministerial teams, and Brexit on the horizon. We have had only some indications of the direction the new government intends to take.

Care leavers and benefits: giving good advice

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This leaflet explains what happens to your tax credit award with the introduction of a new benefit, universal credit.

Night-time needs: DLA and children

Issue 253 (August 2016)
Simon Osborne considers some recent caselaw about the disability living allowance (DLA) tests for attention/ supervision at night, in the context of the needs of disabled children.

Once, twice, three times a sanction

Issue 253 (August 2016)
Ros White considers recent amendments to the sanction rules.

HB and PC: new temporary absence rules

Issue 253 (August 2016)
New rules about temporary absence from Great Britain were introduced from 28 July 2016 for housing benefit (HB) and pension credit (PC). Simon Osborne describes the main points.

Housing benefit and universal credit

Issue 253 (August 2016)
David Simmons examines some of the complexities that can arise from the phased replacement of housing benefit (HB) by universal credit (UC).

Late is better than never

Issue 253 (August 2016)
A three-judge panel of the Upper Tribunal has overturned a previous ruling that tax credits claimants could not make a late appeal against decisions made between 2008 and 2014. Mike Spencer considers the implications of the decision and how claimants whose appeals were wrongly struck out can get their appeals reinstated.

Meeting London’s childcare challenge

Issue 154 (Summer 2016)
New research from 4in10 and the Family and Childcare Trust shows that parents in London are paying over £1 billion on childcare every year. In the run up to the mayoral elections, Megan Jarvie ran a series of focus groups with parents on low incomes to discover the issues they wanted the next mayor to address.

Child support: a forgotten resource for low-income families?

Issue 154 (Summer 2016)
It is clear that the government intends to do little to increase the cash incomes of poor families with dependent children. Most poor families are set to get less and less over the next four years.

Sport and poverty

Issue 154 (Summer 2016)
Living in a disadvantaged area hampers young people’s development: area-based deprivation is strongly related to higher crime, poorer educational achievement, health problems and high levels of disability.