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Petition to abandon cap on the Access to Work Scheme ends 3 May 2017

UK Government & Parliament petition: Help disabled people to work by abolishing the cap on Access to Work payments The Access to Work Scheme helps disabled people to work by paying for the extra costs they face. In April 2018, … Continue reading

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DLA / PIP update

Here are some recent news stories about DLA and PIP: Under 18s will continue to get DLA/PIP while in hospital From 29/6/2016 a new regulation exempts under 18s claimants from the law that usually means that DLA/PIP stops after 28 … Continue reading

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Why was £13bn unclaimed in welfare benefits 2014-15?

Latest UK government take up surveys for means tested benefit in 2014-2015 suggest around £13 billion goes unclaimed in Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related), Pension Credit, Housing Benefit (including Local Housing Allowance), and Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based). This figure … Continue reading

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Universal Credit conference, Bangor 23 January

The innovative Conference will not only discuss the changes to Benefits which will have a profound effect on individuals and communities but it will also create a research agenda with the individuals and agencies that will be involved in the … Continue reading

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ESA sanction numbers rise in Wales

A jump in the number of sanctions given to those who receive a key benefit in Wales is “a concern”, a Welsh government minister has said according to a BBC report Lesley Griffiths said 400 people claiming Employment and Support Allowance … Continue reading

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UK key sickness benefit failing

The BBC reports that ESA sickness benefit is ‘failing’ according to government documents.   The key sickness benefit is helping fewer people get jobs, while its rising cost is a big financial risk for the UK, internal government memos say.   … Continue reading

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