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The effect of fiscal tightening on family incomes and child poverty

Issue 137 (Autumn 2010)
A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that the Coalition Government’s Emergency Budget hit families with children hardest.

Lassal: CPAG victory in the ECJ

Issue 218 (October 2010)
CPAG intervened in the Lassal case to represent the interests of claimants.Sarah Clarke explains what the case is about.

Twenty-first century welfare

Issue 218 (October 2010)
David Simmons examines the Government’s consultation paper on reforming the current system of benefits and tax credits.

Appealing for ESA arrears

Issue 218 (October 2010)
CPAG examines what claimants should do if they believe they have not been paid all the arrears they are due following a successful employment and support allowance (ESA) appeal.

Interesting change: another cut in help with housing costs

Issue 218 (October 2010)
David Simmons explains changes to the formula for calculating the standard interest rate used to determine help with housing costs.

‘Baumbast’ residence rights: more questions than answers

Issue 218 (October 2010)
Graham Tegg examines unresolved questions relating to residence rights following Ibrahim and Teixiera.

The parent trap: promoting poor children’s mental health

Issue 137 (Autumn 2010)
The physical health of children today is arguably the best it has been since the Second World War, with their environments and nutrition substantially improved.

Work: the best route out of poverty?

Issue 137 (Autumn 2010)
Ever since New Labour first set the welfare reform bandwagon in motion in 2006, the mantra of work has been used by all sides of the political spectrum as ‘proof’ that the benefits system is in need of large-scale reform.

Inspecting the inspectors (2010)

Issue 217 (August 2010)
In the latest of an occasional series of articles on the decisions of social fund inspectors (see Bulletins 196, 197, 200 and 204), Edward Graham examines some recent cases relating to community care grants.

Making the poor pay: the Budget and benefits

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Simon Osborne examines the changes to benefits and tax credits announced in the June 2010 Budget.