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Supporting families

Issue 135 (Winter 2010)
Supporting the family is key to both the Government’s and the Conservatives’ approach to eradicating child poverty, and is one of the major issues on which the election is likely to be fought.

ESA: repeat claims and appeals

Issue 213 (December 2009)
Edward Graham explains the rules allowing ESA to be paid on repeat claims and pending appeals.

Right to reside: some positive case law

Issue 213 (December 2009)
Graham Tegg reports on some positive developments from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Obituary: Sir Henry Hodge

Issue 134 (Autumn 2009)
Obituary of Sir Henry Hodge, 12 January 1944 – 18 June 2009, by Roger Smith, Director, JUSTICE ​​​​​​​

The Child Poverty Bill: a guide

Issue 134 (Autumn 2009)
The Child Poverty Bill was first announced by Gordon Brown in September 2008, and introduced to Parliament in July 2009.

Weighing medical evidence: problems old and new

Issue 212 (October 2009)
Simon Osborne highlights recent decisions of the Upper Tribunal on the weighing of medical evidence which show that old problems have not gone away, while others reflect more recent trends.

IS and incapacity for work

Issue 212 (October 2009)
Martin Williams looks at DMG Memo 30/09 and the possibility of retaining IS on the basis of incapacity post employment and support allowance (ESA).

The costs of compliance

Issue 134 (Autumn 2009)
Claimants of benefits and tax credits incur a range of costs. These include financial costs, as well as the time and psychological impact associated with making a claim and meeting the various requirements imposed by the Government.

Tackling in-work poverty

Issue 134 (Autumn 2009)
A few years ago, the concept of ‘in-work poverty’ was relatively unheard of. When the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) first report on the subject was published in early 2007, the simple statistic that nearly half of all poor children lived in working families was enough to make headlines in nearly every national newspaper.