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CPAG's challenge to the housing benefit changes

Issue 221 (April 2011)
Changes to Housing Benefit first announced in the June 2010 budget come into force in April 2011. This article outlines what those changes are, and how and why CPAG is challenging them.

Tax credits: win some, lose some more

Issue 221 (April 2011)
Mark Willis looks at the impact of the new rules affecting tax credits which came into force on 6 April 2011.

Supreme Court victory: overpayment recovery

Issue 220 (February 2011)
Sarah Clarke reports on the decision of the Supreme Court on the recovery of benefit overpayments via the ‘common law’.

Right to reside and self-employment: a review

Issue 220 (February 2011)
Martin Williams looks at some of the issues for claimants arguing a right of residence sufficient to claim means-tested benefits based on self-employment.

Contribution conditions for ESA and JSA

Issue 219 (December 2010)
Judith Paterson describes the new, stricter national insurance contribution conditions for employment and support allowance (ESA) and jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) from November 2010.

Universal credit: universal panacea?

Issue 219 (December 2010)
David Simmons takes a look at the Government’s intention to replace the main means-tested benefits for working-age claimants with a universal credit.

Spending Review – more cuts

Issue 219 (December 2010)
Angela Toal examines the changes to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the Government’s Spending Review in October 2010.

Right to reside: pending court cases

Issue 219 (December 2010)
Martin Williams considers ‘right to reside’ cases currently pending before the courts and how to advise claimants.