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11th September 2018 – Cardiff     £165 + vat course participant fee Homes that are extremely cluttered put the professional community and supporting teams at a disadvantage to deliver their profession to “best practice.” Fire services national statistics state … Continue reading

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Number of social security appeal cases outstanding increases by almost half in the last year New Ministry of Justice statistics also highlight that the mean age of a case at disposal has increased by 8 weeks The number of social … Continue reading

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Median clearance time from initial ESA claim to DWP work-capability assessment decision is 19 weeks New DWP figures also show that the median time taken by assessment providers from receiving an initial referral from the DWP to making a recommendation … Continue reading

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Definition of ‘safely’ and effective dates for determining increased PIP entitlement New DWP guidance issued further to recent three-judge panel Upper Tribunal decision in ‘RJ’ New guidance has been issued in relation to the definition of ‘safely’, and the effective … Continue reading

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Approximately two thirds of universal credit claimants have been on the benefit for more than six months New DWP statistics also show that more than one in ten are in the ‘in work with conditionality’ regime Approximately two thirds of … Continue reading

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Percentage of universal credit claimants sanctioned in the live service has doubled over last quarter New DWP statistics also show that 71 per cent of sanction decisions were due to failure to attend a work-focused interview The percentage of universal … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of capped households are capped because of the introduction of lower cap levels New DWP statistics also show that 77 per cent of capped households now live outside Greater London Three-quarters of capped households are capped because of the … Continue reading

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National Audit Office calls for evidence on the impact universal credit is having on both claimants and local stakeholders Results of the NAO study are scheduled to be published in Spring 2018 The National Audit Office (NAO) has called for … Continue reading

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Nine in ten people with mental health problems experience a deterioration after being sanctioned New statistics from Mind also show that three in five people with mental health problems who are sanctioned thought the process made them less likely to … Continue reading

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3.4 per cent of universal credit claimants had a sanction deduction applied to their claim in December 2016 New DWP statistics also show that while the number of JSA sanctions has decreased over the last year, ESA sanctions have increased … Continue reading

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