Monthly Archives: January 2014

Upper Tribunal define ‘Bedroom’

I understand that the UT has set down in CH/140/2013 (a LHA case) that a “bedroom” has a plain dictionary meaning…a room for sleeping / a room with a bed in it. “19. The word “bedroom” is not defined in … Continue reading

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Couples benefits cap for Universal Credit – an error!

DWP have now told us that the lowering of the benefits cap for childless couples, getting Universal Credit, was ‘an error’ and not a change in policy.

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No Housing Benefit for unemployed EU migrants from April – simple? … and what about the ‘lobster pot’?

The announcement by the government in the Daily Mail here (didn’t there use to be Parliament and Hansard?) talks only about JSA and Housing Benefit.  This proposal will, presumably, need to be carried into Universal Credit as well.  That should … Continue reading

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Sneaky, Sneaky, Sneaky.

Firstly, apologies for the long delays in posting things here.  It’s being a busy time, as you’d expect around welfare reform.  I’ve been particularly busy updating our Future Benefits Model (FFBM) with the April 2014 benefit rates and rules and … Continue reading

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