15 June 2011
Commenting on the Welfare Reform Bill, which receives its Third Reading in the House of Commons today, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “This bill means too many vulnerable people are set to be losers, and too many people will find the promise to make work pay is not being kept...
Simon Osborne reviews the rules under which most existing claims of benefit on the basis of incapacity for work are being transferred to claims for employment and support allowance (ESA), with entitlement reassessed.
Issue 219 (December 2010)
Angela Toal examines the changes to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the Government’s Spending Review in October 2010.
CPAG examines what claimants should do if they believe they have not been paid all the arrears they are due following a successful employment and support allowance (ESA) appeal.
David Simmons explains changes to the formula for calculating the standard interest rate used to determine help with housing costs.
Edward Graham examines updates to the law and guidance.
Simon Osborne describes the rules providing for the transfer of incapacity benefits claimants onto employment and support allowance (ESA).
Alison Gillies describes the main findings and recommendations of the recent Citizens Advice report on the WCA, and looks at the DWP proposals for reform.
Simon Osborne outlines the main provisions of the Act and indicates likely implementation dates, where known.