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What’s become of ‘Freud’s law’?

The March/April 2014 issue of Adviser magazine, published by Citizens Advice, highlights the problem of benefit sanctions and a 64 per cent increase in their use between July and September 2013. Here, the Benefits Legal Group highlights how the law on sanctioning is not being followed. The rise in sanctions detailed by Citizens Advice (CAB) shows that the Department of ... Read More »

The cosmic doom awaiting Universal Credit

©  Mike Konopacki 2013

Despite failed IT schemes for magistrates’ courts, the NHS and many sectors of state provision, in its passion to reform welfare, the government has embarked upon the most ambitious plan of all, a single computer system to run Universal Credit. Read More »