Welfare Rights Bulletin articles

The Welfare Rights Bulletin is CPAG's journal of welfare benefits and tax credits law and practice. It is also an updating service for our Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

Published six times a year, it is sent to all CPAG Rights members as part of the membership package. It is also available on annual subscription.

This page contains a selection of articles from the magazine. Other regular features include: Handbook update; legal section with reports of court cases, Upper Tribunal decisions and new regulations; welfare rights news; reader Q&A.

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  • Inspecting the inspectors (2010)

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    In the latest of an occasional series of articles on the decisions of social fund inspectors (see Bulletins 196, 197, 200 and 204), Edward Graham examines some recent cases relating to community care grants.

  • 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.

  • New EU social security co-ordination rules

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    Pamela Fitzpatrick considers the significance of changes to the European Union (EU) social security co-ordination rules.

  • Dealing with delays

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.

  • The 'NINO requirement': updated HB/CTB guidance

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    Sarah Clarke examines recent guidance and case law relating to the national insurance number (NINO) requirement for housing and council tax benefit (HB and CTB).

  • Tax credits update

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Mark Willis explains some recent changes to the tax credits rules and looks at possible future reform by the new Government.

  • ESA: appeals and repeat claims

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Edward Graham examines updates to the law and guidance.

  • Incapacity to ESA

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Simon Osborne describes the rules providing for the transfer of incapacity benefits claimants onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

  • Work capability assessment: is it working?

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Alison Gillies describes the main findings and recommendations of the recent Citizens Advice report on the WCA, and looks at the DWP proposals for reform.

  • Permanent right to reside: Lassal

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Sarah Clarke gives details of some more positive caselaw from the European Court of Justice.