Legal Aid

The real cost of benefits in the UK

The real cost of benefits in the UK

The benefits system in the UK has been under scrutiny for a long time, every government promises to make changes and every government fails to keep up with the high levels of demand. As a working parent it can be hard to find the right balance between work and child care can be a stressful

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Working part time or full time

Returning to work after claiming benefits: What help is available?

Returning to work after claiming benefits isn’t always easy If you’re thinking of going back to work after claiming benefits it can be a confusing time financially. Whether you’re a lone parent or in a relationship, it can be hard to work out exactly what you’ll be entitled to and if you’ll be better off.

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Welfare reform

Benefits and Welfare Reform: Who is affected by the changes?

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have said they want to restructure the welfare benefit system to encourage going out to work and are in the process of bringing in three big changes. The welfare reform will affect a large proportion of benefit claimants. Welfare Reform benefit cap will be part of the changes

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Legal Aid

Changes to Legal Aid: What you need to know

Government set to reduce the huge legal aid bill Every year, around £2billion is spent on legal aid in England and Wales, helping people with their legal bills in cases of divorce, domestic abuse, evictions, debt and various other civil proceedings. Despite opposition, the Government is set to reduce this bill by £350million per year

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