Welfare Benefit in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (RJM) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Oct 2008

    The fact that there are grounds for criticising, or disagreeing with, these views does not mean that they must be rejected. Of course, there will come a point where the justification for a policy is so weak, or the line has been drawn in such an arbitrary position, that, even with the broad margin of appreciation accorded to the state, the court will conclude that the policy is unjustifiable.

  • R (TP and AR) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 14 Jun 2018

    In terms of the person who moves within a local housing authority area, the position appears to be dealt with (albeit curiously) in regulation 6(3) of the Transitional Regulations. That provides that a person makes an application for a benefit if he takes any action which results in a decision on a claim being taken under certain regulations.

  • R v Stewart
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 09 Mar 1990

    However it is clear from what we have already said that in order to qualify for prosecution at all, the offence must be something other than minor, and it seems to follow that it will only be the apparently more serious cases which will come before the Crown Court. They are easy to commit and difficult and expensive to track down. However it must be remembered that they are non-violent, non-sexual and non-frightening crimes.

  • R (AM) v Birmingham City Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 02 Mar 2009

    Although Mr Armstrong invoked section 21B of the DDA, his submissions focused on the general duty under 49A. That is understandable, because in my view, putting to one side whether the Administrative Court is an appropriate forum for a section 21 claim, there are insuperable difficulties in the claimantclaimant establishing that there has been discrimination as defined in section 21D.

  • R (on the application of Moseley) v Haringey London Borough Council
    • Supreme Court
    • 29 Oct 2014

    Fairness is a protean concept, not susceptible of much generalised enlargement. But its requirements in this context must be linked to the purposes of consultation. Such are two valuable practical consequences of fair consultation. But underlying it is also a third purpose, reflective of the democratic principle at the heart of our society. This third purpose is particularly relevant in a case like the present, in which the question was not

    We agree with Lord Reed that the court must have regard to the statutory context and that, as he puts it, in the particular statutory context, the duty of the local authority was to ensure public participation in the decision-making process. It seems to us that in order to do so it must act fairly by taking the specific steps set out by Lord Reed in his para 39. In these circumstances we can we think safely agree with both judgments.

  • Humphreys v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
    • Supreme Court
    • 16 May 2012

    Under the new system, a single tax credit is payable in respect of each child, irrespective of whether the claimant is in or out of work, and is administered by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). CTC is like income support and jobseeker's allowance, in that it is a benefit rather than a disregard and it is means-tested, so that the higher one's income the less the benefit, until eventually it tapers out altogether.

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Legislation
  • Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2016
    ...... about reports on the effect of certain support for troubled families; to make provision about life chances; to make provision about the benefit cap; to make provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision for loans for mortgage interest and other liabilities; and to make ......
  • The Social Security (Use of Information for Housing Benefit and Welfare Services Purposes) Regulations 2008
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2008
  • The Universal Credit Regulations 2013
    • England & Wales
    • January 01, 2013
    ...... 5 and 7 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 5 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012(  1 ). . A draft of these Regulations has been laid ... statutory paternity pay under Part 12ZA of the Contributions and Benefits Act(  3 ); . "attendance allowance" means- . (a) an attendance ......
  • Welfare Reform Act 2012
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2012
    ...... CHAPTER 1 . Entitlement and awards . Introductory Introductory . S-1 . Universal credit 1 Universal credit . (1) A benefit known as universal credit is payable in accordance with this Part. . (2) Universal credit may, subject as follows, be awarded to-. . . (a) an ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Comparative Welfare State Analysis with Survey-Based Benefit: Recipiency Data: The ‘Dependent Variable Problem’ Revisited
    • Nbr. 15-3, September 2013
    • European Journal of Social Security
    This paper aims to contribute to the debate on the ‘dependent variable problem’ in comparative welfare state analysis, by focusing on ‘benefit recipiency’ as a hitherto largely neglected type of in...
  • Is Welfare Dependency Inherited? Estimating Causal Welfare Transmission Effects Using Swedish Sibling Data
    • Nbr. 17-3, September 2015
    • European Journal of Social Security
    This study tests whether individuals who grow up with parents on welfare benefits are themselves more (or less) likely to be welfare recipients as young adults, compared to individuals who grow up ...
    ......Section 5 concludes. 2. DATA AND THE SWEDISH WELFARE BENEFIT SYSTEM Wel far e be ne  ts in Sweden are provided by the municipal ities to households who are not able to support themselves. Welfare bene ......
  • How terrorists exploit gaps in US anti‐money laundering laws to secrete plunder
    • Nbr. 8-3, July 2005
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 200-214
    Shows how terrorists finance their operations from crimes like immigration benefit fraud, cigarette smuggling, kidnapping and drug trafficking, and also petty crimes like benefit card theft, identi...
    ...... immigrationbene®t fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud, welfarebene®t fraud, the sale of counterfeit goods, and drugtracking.In this ......
  • The Universal Welfare State: Theory and the Case of Sweden
    • Nbr. 52-4, December 2004
    • Political Studies
    In the existing literature on welfare state typologies, the concept of the universal welfare state is not defined precisely enough to allow for comparisons of universality over time and between cou...
    ...... an ideal type, Figure 2: The Universal Welfare State as Proportional Taxes and Flat-Rate Benefits (based on Rothstein, 1998, 2001) Taxes Benefits Gross income Ta xes, benefits . 750 ANDREAS BERGH and in practice we do not expect to see welfare states consisting of exclusively uni- versal ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • IRS Issues Welfare Plan Guidance for Same-Sex Spouses in View of DOMA Ruling
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Internal Revenue Service has published a new notice that addresses specific questions on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, recognizing same-sex marriage, affects electio...
    ......v. Windsor, recognizing same-sex marriage, affects elections and contributions under certain employee welfare benefit plans. This notice follows up on the guidance that the IRS issued this summer on the Windsor decision. The new notice focuses on particular issues ......
  • UK unveils reforms to give consumers a better deal
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The UK government has published a Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets (the “Green Paper”). The Green Paper addresses the need to review the UK’s regulatory regime in light of the changing n...
    ...... markets and practices to ensure that consumers are able to benefit from the development of new technologies and get the best deal possible. ......
  • UK unveils reforms to give consumers a better deal
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The UK government has published a Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets (the “Green Paper”). The Green Paper addresses the need to review the UK’s regulatory regime in light of the...
    ...... markets and practices to ensure that consumers are able to benefit from the development of new technologies and get the best deal possible. ... [View source.]. Richard Welfare. function JDS_LoadEvent(func) {. var existingOnLoad = ......
  • ERISA Implications For A Personal Accident Claim In The US
    • Mondaq UK
    ...Managing a disability benefits dispute in the United States can be a challenging endeavor for claimants, ...Code §1002, which defines an "employee welfare benefit plan" and a "welfare plan" as: "..any plan, fund, or program which ......
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