Parent Bereavement leave

Parent Bereavement leave

Parent Bereavement leave A new law that comes into force on April 6th 2020 gives bereaved parents who have lost a child under 18 (including stillborn babies) can have two weeks of leave following the loss. Bereaved parents can take the leave in one block or in two...
Universal Credit legal win

Universal Credit legal win

Universal Credit legal win The DWP lost its case at the court of appeal yesterday when it tried to appeal lower court decisions protecting claimants against a drop in income from the when the severe disability premium came under Universal Credit.. 2 disabled brought...
Equality at Work

Equality at Work

Equality at Work These are the Governments’s plans for benefits this year: Working age benefits like Universal Credit (standard) will be the same, so will Housing Benefit – the Government has frozen these rates until 2020. People in the ESA support group...
Legal Challenge to PIP mobility changes

Legal Challenge to PIP mobility changes

Back in March 2017 the Government changed the regulations on PIP. You can read our article about it here>. Regulations are the statements added onto the end of a law to say how the law will be achieved, its scope and limits – rules. The Government changed the...
Mental Capacity Act Video

Mental Capacity Act Video

The Mental Capacity Act is the law about how people can be supported to make decisions for themselves, including the right to make mistakes. The Social Care Institute of Excellence has produced a subtitled video that is mainly made up of people who needs its help,...

Access to your Bank

In 2009 an electiric wheelchair user in sheffield too his bank _ RBS to court. He held his account at their main branch in Sheffield. It had a stepped entrance so he asked them to install a lifr. The Bank said that since he could do his banking elsewhere (other RBS...