Archive: Means Tested Benefits
Pensioners will join the army of groups fighting government cuts tomorrow, when they march on parliament over threats to the bus pass and winter fuel allowance.
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This week-long course is aimed at advisers, social workers, probation workers, health and housing workers and others new to welfare benefit advice work. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the structure of the benefit and tax credit system, ability to identify the issues that may affect entitlement and an appreciation of the importance of advice and advocacy. The emphasis is on tackling benefit questions through case studies, including how to calculate entitlements, and providing participants with the chance to practise using CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.
BUAV: Campaigners welcome Swedish Government stand on animal tested cosmetics
A leaner, meaner BMF with clear objectives, set the theme for the BMF’s AGM on Saturday.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has backed new legislation to stop workers from facing tax charges on low value benefits they receive from their employers.