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The child poverty strategy: what worked?

Issue 136 (Summer 2010)
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.

Refugees and benefits

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Mark Willis examines the rights of refugees to claim benefits and the problems that can arise.

Fit up?

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Martin Williams examines the new 'fit note' and considers whether or not it will really change anything for benefit claimants.

2010 Budget highlights

Issue 215 (April 2010)
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.

‘Baumbasted’! The right to reside test for claimants with children in education

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Graham Tegg examines the implications of two recent judgments from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Home sweet home

Issue 215 (April 2010)
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.

Welfare Reform Act 2009 – a quick guide

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Simon Osborne outlines the main provisions of the Act and indicates likely implementation dates, where known.

Pre-Budget Report 2009

Issue 214 (February 2010)
David Simmons highlights the most significant announcements relating to welfare benefits and tax credits.

State pension reform from April 2010

Issue 214 (February 2010)
David Simmons summarises the principal and consequential changes.

Child poverty: political consensus or electoral battleground?

Issue 135 (Winter 2010)
There is now a political consensus now exists that high levels of child poverty in the UK are unacceptable.