Edward Graham

  • ESA and sanctions – more hard times ahead

    Issue 232 (February 2013)
    article

    New rules came into effect on 3 December 2012 for employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants who fall foul of the requirement on them to take part in work-related activity or a work-focused interviews. Edward Graham outlines the main features of the new sanctions regime.

  • Lone parents and benefit reform

    Issue 197 (April 2007)
    article

    Edward Graham looks at recent announcements and rumours regarding lone parents and benefit.

  • Tax credits changes

    Issue 227 (April 2012)
    article

    Edward Graham with a reminder that a number of important changes to tax credits took effect from 6 April 2012.

  • Welfare Reform Act 2012

    Issue 227 (April 2012)
    article

    Do acts speak louder than words? Edward Graham gives a round-up of the changes on their way.

  • Tax credits: making an appeal

    Issue 223 (August 2011)
    article

    A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal may make it easier for tax credit claimants to actually get an appeal heard by a First-tier Tribunal. Edward Graham explains.

  • ESA: appeals and repeat claims

    Issue 216 (June 2010)
    article

    Edward Graham examines updates to the law and guidance.

  • ESA: repeat claims and appeals

    Issue 213 (December 2009)
    article

    Edward Graham explains the rules allowing ESA to be paid on repeat claims and pending appeals.

  • Welfare Reform Bill 2009

    Issue 208 (February 2009)
    article

    The Government published a Welfare Reform Bill on 14 January 2009. The Bill follows the Green Paper 'No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility' published in July 2008 and a White Paper 'Raising expectations and increasing support: reforming welfare for the future' published in December 2008.  

  • Calculating ESA

    Issue 205 (August 2008)
    article

    The amount of employment and support allowance (ESA) a claimant is entitled to depends upon a number of factors, including whether the claimant is: single or part of a couple; in receipt of certain benefits; entitled to income-related and/or contributory ESA; and/or still in the initial assessment phase. Edward Graham explains how much ESA a claimant may be entitled to.

  • 60 years of the welfare state

    Issue 130 (Summer 2008)
    article
    The welfare state at 60

    Paul Dornan considers the up and downs of social change since 1948, championing the need for a renewed sense of purpose in social policy research.