Monthly Archives: June 2011

New edition of paper with childcare options section … and more!

I’ve posted a new edition of the Future of Benefits paper with substantial sections on the childcare options and earnings disregards added. You can download it here.

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Legal Aid and Benefits

Not directly related to the Welfare Reform Bill but today’s Legal Aid Bill abolishes all civil legal aid for help with social security benefits.

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To cap, or not to cap?

Is that the question that the nobler minister had in mind and answered too soon? On the BBC Politics Show on Sunday 12th June, Lord Freud, being asked about the fairness of the cap said “We’re looking at exceptional circumstances … Continue reading

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Childcare options that the Government are considering for Universal Credit

The Government has told MPs on the Welfare Reform Committee that they are considering a number of options for childcare support in UC. They are: Paying 70% of childcare costs to all lone parents and all couples where both parents … Continue reading

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More Government Briefing Documents

A second set of briefing documents on Universal Credit have been published Contributory benefits Second earners Transitional protection They can be downloaded here

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