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Lone parents: the move from IS to JSA

Issue 208 (February 2009)
The Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 were laid on 23 November 2008. Its provisions are implemented at varying dates from 24 November 2008 through to 2011, in most cases. Beth Lakhani describes the main changes.

ESA claimants and housing benefit

Issue 208 (February 2009)
Judith Paterson looks at changes to housing benefit (HB) and council tax benefit (CTB) applicable amounts for employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants and considers some better-off issues.

Recession: a major threat to tackling poverty

Issue 132 (Winter 2009)
How will the current downturn in the labour market affect poverty? Adrian Sinfield looks back at previous recessions and asks what can be learnt in order to prevent a similar rise in poverty to that seen in the 1980s.

A decade of debt: lessons for the future

Issue 132 (Winter 2009)
Over the last few months we have seen the gathering clouds of what could proved to be a deep recession.

Social mobility in the UK: what does the evidence tell us?

Issue 132 (Winter 2009)
In November 2008 the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit asserted that recent research demonstrated that government policy was improving social mobility in the UK.

Evidence at the new tribunals

Issue 207 (December 2008)
Simon Osborne looks at the rules for the new First-tier Tribunals (FTT) for social security, and what they mean for presentation and use of evidence.

ESA decisions and appeals

Issue 207 (December 2008)
Simon Osborne outlines the rules regarding decision-making and challenges in employment and support allowance (ESA).

Claiming ESA

Issue 207 (December 2008)
Martin Williams looks at the rules for claiming ESA.

Right to reside: workers and work-seekers

Issue 206 (October 2008)
Pamela Fitzpatrick looks at some problems experienced by work-seekers and workers with the right-to-reside test.

ESA and students

Issue 206 (October 2008)
Angela Toal describes the main employment and support allowance (ESA) rules for students, pointing out where they are more restrictive than at present.