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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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Permanent right to reside: Lassal

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

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

  • Home sweet home

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    David Simmons examines a recent First-tier Tribunal decision which looked at the issue of housing benefit (HB) entitlement for a long stay hospital patient who only returned to his normal home for occasional visits.

  • 2010 Budget highlights

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    David Simmons summarises the main changes relating to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the 2010 budget.1These are in addition to the changes already announced in the Pre-Budget Report.

  • Welfare Reform Act 2009 – a quick guide

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    Simon Osborne outlines the main provisions of the Act and indicates likely implementation dates, where known.

  • Refugees and benefits

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    Mark Willis examines the rights of refugees to claim benefits and the problems that can arise.

  • ‘Baumbasted’! The right to reside test for claimants with children in education

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    Graham Tegg examines the implications of two recent judgments from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

  • Fit up?

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    Martin Williams examines the new 'fit note' and considers whether or not it will really change anything for benefit claimants.