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Universal credit claimants left in the dark about their entitlements

01 May 2019
Universal credit (UC) claimants are routinely in the dark about how much they should receive, how their awards are calculated and if and how they can challenge DWP decisions, because the Department’s communications with claimants are opaque and inadequate.

CPAG judicial review project – early successes

26 April 2019
As our Early Warning System has found increasingly in recent months, people are facing problems with how decisions are being made about their benefits. It’s vital that people have the right of appeal, and that decision-making is clear and fair, and we know this is not always the case.

Lone parents aim for Supreme Court in ongoing legal challenge against the ‘two-child limit’ in tax credits and universal credit

16 April 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of two lone mothers with children affected by the two-child limit.

Lone parents aim for Supreme Court in ongoing legal challenge against the ‘two-child limit’ in tax credits and universal credit

16 April 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of two lone mothers with children affected by the two-child limit. The move follows a Court of Appeal decision today which recognised that children in families with more than two children were prejudicially affected by the policy, but considered that the court was not a suitable institution for deciding on the balance between the interests of children and the interests of the community as a whole in ensuring parental responsibility.

CPAG’s new Judicial Review Project

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Jessica Strode discusses how CPAG’s new project can help advisers use judicial review to challenge decisions.

Judicial review (London) Wednesday 15 January 2020

15th January 2020
London
Judicial review is an essential tool for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax credit claimants where there is no right of appeal. This interactive course gives advisers a clear...

Work Capability Case Law Pack 3rd ed (USB)

£58.20
This publication provides a practical guide to both new and seasoned practitioners on the law and case law on the operation of the ‘work capability assessment’ for both ESA and Universal Credit.

Work Capability Case Law Pack 3rd ed (print)

£58.00
This publication provides a practical guide to both new and seasoned practitioners on the law and case law on the operation of the ‘work capability assessment’ for both ESA and Universal Credit.

Making Appeals Work Case Law Pack 1st ed USB

£48.50
This publication is a practical reference point for those who work within the arena of First-tier Tribunals and the Upper Tribunal.