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Welfare reform

The Welfare Reform Act 2007

Issue 198 (June 2007)
The Welfare Reform Bill received Royal Assent on 3 May and became the Welfare Reform Act. Edward Graham summarises its main provisions

Lone parents and benefit reform

Issue 197 (April 2007)
Edward Graham looks at recent announcements and rumours regarding lone parents and benefit.

Budget and benefits 2007

Issue 197 (April 2007)
Simon Osborne describes the main benefit and tax credit provisions in the 2007 Budget, as set out in the Budget Report.

Employment and support allowance – a forthcoming attraction?

Issue 193 (August 2006)
The Welfare Reform Bill was published on 4 July 2006. Amongst its foremost provisions are the basic rules concerning the employment and support allowance, which is expected to replace incapacity benefit and income support for incapacity from 2008. Drawing on the Bill and its predecessor, the Green Paper, Simon Osborne describes the main provisions and identifies some of the issues arising.

Benefit and befuddlement

Issue 192 (June 2006)
Edward Graham describes the report of MPs on complexity in social security.