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A false economy: undervaluing childcare

Issue 135 (Winter 2010)
The provision of high-quality, affordable and accessible childcare lies at the heart of the Government’s child poverty strategy. And yet childcare as a profession is undervalued.

Tax credits: offsetting overpayments

Issue 214 (February 2010)
Sarah Clarke provides an update on the 'offsetting' of overpayments which arise when a partner leaves or joins a household.

Housing costs rules revisited

Issue 214 (February 2010)
Simon Osborne describes the latest version of the rules relating to the 13-week waiting period for housing costs.

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.