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Social rights are finally entering the political mainstream – but they’re also in jeopardy

Political leaders, trade unions, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organisations and the public at large are beginning to grasp the transformative potential of social rights. But this progress is in danger. 630 more words via Social rights are finally entering the political mainstream – but they’re also in jeopardy — Left Foot Forward

Lessons Learnt – Administrative justice data scoping report

This post describes the lessons learnt during the production of a preliminary scoping report on administrative justice data on social security. The project was part of the wider scoping and capacity-building work of the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI). The report has been made available to the community as an open-source public book via GitBook,[7] … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, December 2017

Parliament Note: Some Parliamentary items are included under subject-specific headings below. Committee stage debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill continues in the House of Commons. The Government has suffered its first defeat on the Bill on an amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve, which provides that ministers’ powers to implement the Brexit withdrawal agreement by order … Continue reading

Designing a social security system with human rights at the core: Scrutiny of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

  Members of UKAJI were among the more than 100 individuals and organisations giving written evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee in its scrutiny of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill. The Bill sets out seven principles for Scottish social security, including the principle that social security is a human right. This post gives … Continue reading

Mandatory reconsideration: Inadequate by design

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson In September 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee launched an inquiry into how the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are handled by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contractors ATOS, Capita and Maximus, and how the application, assessment and appeals processes for … Continue reading