Over recent months, a combination of new earnings-replacement schemes, changes to existing benefit regimes, and - for many - the transformation of normal family life, have prompted a range of new issues for advisers and their clients.
In this webinar, Kelly Marie Jones, who runs CPAG’s Early Warning System, will examine the most significant issues raised by advisers and the government’s response and suggest strategies which advisers can use to resolve persistent concerns.
Carla Clarke, Head of Strategic Litigation at CPAG, will consider some of the legal issues which arise as result of COVID-19 (including the effect on the bedroom tax of shielding) and the government’s response to the pandemic (including the retention of the benefit cap) and the strategic advantages, as well as risks, of litigation in challenging decision making and policy.
Martin Williams, Welfare Rights Adviser at CPAG, will consider the position of EU citizens seeking to claim universal credit at the present time. How does a system of free movement rights, which gives rights to people active in the economy, cope when much of the economy is closed and engaging in what remains of the labour market is particularly difficult given the lack of childcare or the need to shield oneself due to underlying health conditions? Practical tips and suggestions for overcoming difficulties will be suggested as well as wider legal challenges.
Method of delivery and timings
This two-hour webinar will run from 1pm to 3pm, with a 15 minute break at 1.55pm.
It will be delivered live online, via Zoom, and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask the speakers questions directly via Slido.
Participants will receive an email link, a few days before the webinar, to allow access to the event.