As part of his recent budget speach the Chancellor announced that he was going to increase the number of waiting days when claiming JSA from the present 3 to 7, meaning that claims are only payable after the 8th day for those who have not recenlty made a claim to state benefits ( if you… Read More

What is Social Fund Reform and when does it happen? Social Fund Reform addresses the need to simplify processes and ensure that the right support is targeted at those in genuine need, as part of the wider Welfare Reform agenda. The main change is that the discretionary Social Fund (Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants)… Read More