Dan Norris reports on some strongly worded comment from the Work and Pensions Committee.
Alison Gillies describes a planned new Scottish benefit.
CPAG is looking to challenge the amended right to reside tests for benefit and child tax credit claimants with ‘pre-settled status’. Martin Williams explains.
Benefit rules for ‘mixed-age’ couples changed in May, as described here by Simon Osborne.
Martin Williams considers what is needed to challenge a decision made in excess of 13 months ago that was wrong because of official error.
Owen Stevens looks at the so-called ‘SDP gateway’ and preventing new claims for universal credit by certain severely disabled claimants.
Rebecca Walker sets out some key points on how Brexit affects who can satisfy the right to reside requirement for benefit entitlement.
Jessica Strode discusses how CPAG’s new project can help advisers use judicial review to challenge decisions.
Poverty 162 (Winter 2019)
The planned implementation of welfare reform brought the Northern Ireland Assembly to the brink of collapse in 2015 due to political concerns about the impact of the major changes on vulnerable people. Following negotiations between the parties and with the government, the ‘fresh start agreement’ was passed. This led to the introduction of a £585 million welfare reform mitigations package designed to lessen the impact of some of the harshest aspects of the new system. The package is due to expire in 2020 and concerns are mounting about a subsequent ‘cliff edge’. Ciara Fitzpatrick, Kate McCauley and Kevin Higgins look at the implications and what should be done.