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An offer you can’t refuse?

Issue 273 (December 2019)
Martin Williams considers the DWP practice of making ‘offers’ in personal independence payment (PIP) appeals.

Universal credit childcare costs: up front and after

Issue 273 (December 2019)
Dan Norris reports on developments regarding the way universal credit (UC) supports working parents with childcare costs.

Planes and boats and trains and PIP mobility

Issue 273 (December 2019)
Several recent cases have provided some clarity about how claimants’ use of public transport and private motors cars can affect their award of personal independence payment (PIP). Ed Pybus looks at how this clarity may help claimants apply for PIP and challenge PIP decisions.

Vulnerable tribunals?

Issue 272 (October 2019)
Martin Williams considers the implications of a recent Upper Tribunal decision concerning the treatment of ‘vulnerable adults’ by the First-tier Tribunal.

The transitional SDP amount

Issue 272 (October 2019)
Owen Stevens considers new rules providing extra amounts of universal credit (UC) to certain severely disabled claimants who have undergone ‘natural’ migration to UC from legacy benefits.

UC managed migration rules

Issue 272 (October 2019)
Simon Osborne looks at rules regarding piloting of ‘managed’ migration to universal credit (UC).

Editorial: Poverty 164

Poverty 164 (Autumn 2019)
A new vision for social security

Welfare reform mitigation in Northern Ireland

Poverty 164 (Autumn 2019)
Eileen Evason and Kevin Higgins report on the welfare reform mitigation programme, designed to lessen the impact of some of the harshest aspects of the system in Northern Ireland.

Participatory budgeting

Poverty 164 (Autumn 2019)
Participatory budgeting involves engaging citizens in a community-based approach to the allocation of public money. In this article, Rosie Ilett and Richard Brunner describe a recent participatory budgeting exercise in Glasgow, in which residents in an East End neighbourhood voted on how to spend £205,000 of council funds to reduce child poverty.

The impact of the Youth Obligation

Poverty 164 (Autumn 2019)
The Youth Obligation is the government’s flagship youth employability programme, designed to support young people aged 18 to 21 making a new universal credit claim into employment, work related training or an apprenticeship.