Over the past decade, the UK has embarked on an ambitious effort to end child poverty. Jane Waldfogel has tracked the progress of the initiative and reports on it in her new book, Britain’s War on Poverty.
Mark Willis examines the rights of refugees to claim benefits and the problems that can arise.
Martin Williams examines the new 'fit note' and considers whether or not it will really change anything for benefit claimants.
David Simmons summarises the main changes relating to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the 2010 budget.These are in addition to the changes already announced in the Pre-Budget Report.
Graham Tegg examines the implications of two recent judgments from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
David Simmons examines a recent First-tier Tribunal decision which looked at the issue of housing benefit (HB) entitlement for a long stay hospital patient who only returned to his normal home for occasional visits.
Simon Osborne outlines the main provisions of the Act and indicates likely implementation dates, where known.
There is now a political consensus now exists that high levels of child poverty in the UK are unacceptable.