Simon Osborne

  • Making the poor pay: the Budget and benefits

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    Simon Osborne examines the changes to benefits and tax credits announced in the June 2010 Budget.

  • Reporting changes – failures and overpayments

    Issue 196 (February 2007)

    Simon Osborne looks at the law on reporting changes of circumstance, in the light of recent case law and the ongoing centralisation of offices at Jobcentre Plus.

  • Tribunal rules round-up

    Issue 224 (October 2011)

    Simon Osborne considers some of the recent caselaw concerning tribunals and in particular the application of the Tribunal Rules.

  • Weighing medical evidence: problems old and new

    Issue 212 (October 2009)

    Simon Osborne highlights recent decisions of the Upper Tribunal on the weighing of medical evidence which show that old problems have not gone away, while others reflect more recent trends.

  • Work-focused interviews: recent rules and research

    Issue 198 (June 2007)

    Simon Osborne looks at the most recent rules and at what the latest research suggests about their likely effectiveness.