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What’s new in administrative justice, April 2016

Parliament The House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 has published a report on the impact of the Act on disabled people. The report concludes that Government inaction is letting down disabled people, and that changes to legal aid and tribunal fees have created barriers to the effective enforcement of disabled people’s … Continue reading

Benefit sanctions: Is the UK an outlier?

by Michael Adler This blog post is based on a paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, held at the University of Lancaster from 5th to 7th April 2015. The author is Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. In … Continue reading

Administrative justice concerns about Mandatory Reconsideration

Is administrative justice for social welfare claimants being dismantled before our very eyes? New evidence from NAWRA suggests that the policy to review decisions prior to tribunal is arguably one of “the single most significant blows to the administrative justice system of recent times”. Here, Eri Mountbatten explains the background to the research and its … Continue reading

Decision making and mandatory reconsideration: response to SSAC consultation

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is currently seeking evidence on decision making and mandatory reconsideration before appeals of decisions by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The consultation is available here. The deadline for responses is 15 March 2016. Here, two members of UKAJI’s team identify key … Continue reading

Consultation on the future of Attendance Allowance: What questions do we need to ask?

by Steve Pudney In this post, Steve Pudney, a member of the UKAJI team and Director of Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, explores the questions for researchers in relation to the proposed transfer of responsibility for a key disability and social care benefit from central to local government. Britain currently … Continue reading