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Resources tagged with "Welfare"
April 5 2018 | Guides
This guide is intended to assist welfare rights advisers and legal aid providers with a welfare benefits contract in determining where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for your clients and to assist advisers in making successful applications for ECF.
April 5 2018 | Research
The research presented here focuses on the feasibility of developing access to legal aid through the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme, by setting up and running ECF projects in university law schools. This report contributes to PLP’s existing research undertaken in partnership with university law clinics,1 which seeks to develop knowledge and understanding about the opportunities that clinical legal education programmes offer for extending access to justice.
November 6 2015 | Conference papers
There are no enforceable economic, social or cultural rights in the UK. Although the UK has ratified ICESCR it has not been incorporated into domestic law and the ECHR is of course primarily concerned with civil and political rights. Therefore it is generally uncontroversial that there are no rights to state benefits or social security in the UK. The attempts that have been made to infer such rights under ECHR have largely failed.
November 6 2015 | Conference papers
The current Government was elected on a promise to cut £12 billion from the social security budget. Detailed plans were announced post-election in the July 2015 Summer Budget and legislation has been published in the form of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill (‘the Bill’). This paper considers whether proposals, as currently drafted, are lawful and specifically whether current measures in the Bill comply with domestic and international law.
March 2 2015 | Research
This research paper considers the extent to which the Ministry of Justice review of the Mandatory Civil Legal Advice Telephone Gateway engages with the key legislative and policy intentions behind it, as well as the extent to which the Gateway, as implemented, meets those intentions.
November 8 2013 | Conference papers
There are by now so many JR cases, which cover such a broad range of topics that a talk such as this is necessarily nothing more than a personal choice, and cannot hope to be comprehensive. What is set out below is merely a few cases from 2013 which may be of general interest. There will be many others which are relevant to your particular cases and practices.
July 12 2012 | Conference papers
This paper proves an overview of the government's promise to reform the adult social care law, following the Law Commission's published proposals for reform of legislation governing care and support for older and disabled people, those with mental health problems and carers. It also analyses the government's response to the Law Commission's recommendations and consideration of the future reform of the law.
October 18 2010 | Conference papers
Consideration of rights and remedies in adult social care - community care as a public law discipline.