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New EU social security co-ordination rules

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Pamela Fitzpatrick considers the significance of changes to the European Union (EU) social security co-ordination rules.

The 'NINO requirement': updated HB/CTB guidance

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Sarah Clarke examines recent guidance and case law relating to the national insurance number (NINO) requirement for housing and council tax benefit (HB and CTB).

Dealing with delays

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.

What should be done next?

Issue 136 (Summer 2010)
Child poverty is not a discrete social problem that can be eradicated without tackling wider inequalities of income and wealth.

Permanent right to reside: Lassal

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Sarah Clarke gives details of some more positive caselaw from the European Court of Justice.

Incapacity to ESA

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Simon Osborne describes the rules providing for the transfer of incapacity benefits claimants onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

Work capability assessment: is it working?

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Alison Gillies describes the main findings and recommendations of the recent Citizens Advice report on the WCA, and looks at the DWP proposals for reform.

Tax credits update

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Mark Willis explains some recent changes to the tax credits rules and looks at possible future reform by the new Government.

Mind the gap: New Labour’s legacy on child poverty

Issue 136 (Summer 2010)
"What have the Romans ever done for us?" asked the People’s Front of Judea in the Life of Brian’s fictional recording of ungrateful subjects ignoring their rulers’ largesse.