Welfare Benefits Update

The current pandemic has led to working people facing severe hardship and the risk of job loss. As businesses have been forced to close or reduce working hours for their employees, help from the state has never been more important. The government has therefore announced extensions to their furlough scheme, as our welfare benefits expert, […]

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ASHE Update – October 2019

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 29 October 2019. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Codes relevant in […]

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Changes to Universal Credit

The government has announced some important changes regarding Universal Credit. In yesterday’s statement, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, announced the following intended changes. timetable for managed migration – this has been extended by 1 year. It is now due to run from July 2019 – March 2023. transitional protection and […]

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ASHE Update – October 2018

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 25 October 2018. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Codes relevant in […]

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Brain and Spinal Newsletter – Mental Capacity

We are delighted to be included in the latest edition of Leigh Day’s Brain and Spinal Injury Newsletter. In this issue, they explore the different layers of being more informed about mental capacity, including the following articles: Anna Moore, Human Rights Solicitor, explores what mental capacity is and how it is assessed Ceilidh Robertson, Clinical Negligence […]

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ASHE Update – Autumn 2017

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 26 October 2017. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Codes relevant in […]

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Benefit Changes for 2017

This year will see the introduction of some of the most controversial changes to welfare benefits including restricting Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit payments to two children and a reduction in financial support for claimants assigned to the Work-Related Activity Group in ESA. This year will also see an increase in free childcare as […]

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