Referrals to CPAG Child Poverty Action Group is always looking to take on a limited number of test cases each year. They are currently particularly keen to focus on the following issues –   benefit delays   local welfare provision   inappropriate work-related activity   judicial review in the upper tribunal More information Challenging inappropriate work-related activity On this point, Tom Royston of Garden Court North Chambers has drawn up a paper on the sort of cases that would be …

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NAWRA has responded to the call for evidence in the first independent review of PIP assessment.  Read our response. Thanks very much to all members who got in touch to tell us about their experience of advising PIP claimants.  We received over 100 responses, all of which helped inform our submission.  The evidence we have submitted is particularly strong as it comes from so many advisers from across the UK working in a wide variety of advice services. Thanks are …

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Here’s some advance notice of our next NAWRA meeting, kindly hosted by Glasgow City Council’s Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service. Venue: Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP Date: Friday 12th September 2014 Time: 10am-4pm (registration from 9.30am) Our guest speaker will be Dr David Webster of Glasgow University.  David is currently involved in research which introduces a historical perspective into analysis of the current JSA/ESA sanctions regime. There will also be participatory workshops on topical issues including …

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We held a successful meeting in Stockton-on-Tees in June 2014.  Many thanks to all members who came along.  Minutes from the meeting and slides from the guest speakers and workshops are available now in our members’ area. Our next meeting will be held in Glasgow on 12 Sept 2014.  More details soon…

*Please note that this meeting has been postponed. A new date and venue will be notified as soon as possible. Apologies to anyone who was planning to travel.* NAWRA’s rep for Scotland, Tom Lamb at Dundee North Law Centre, has arranged  a meeting for Scottish NAWRA members.  It will take place at Port of Leith Housing Association in Edinburgh at 1.30pm on 1 May 2014.  For more information and to book a place, email Tom.