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Benefit Fraud Sentences Face Changes

September 16th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Under new guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), those who are charged with benefit fraud offences could see face a prison term of up to ten years. Under plans to ...

Benefit Payments Cap Begin in London

April 15th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A cap on the amount of benefits people can receive is being introduced in the four London boroughs of Croydon, Bromley, Haringey and Enfield. The cap will see couples ...

DLA Replacement PIP Introduced

April 8th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A new benefit system which replaces the current DLA system (introduced in 1992) has been introduced in the North West today. Introduced for new claims across Merseyside, North West ...

Benefits for European Migrants to be Curbed

March 25th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
David Cameron will pledge today that new EU migrants will lose most benefits unless they can prove they have been continuously looking for work over that period. This comes ...

Benefit Changes Condemned

March 11th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has condemed Government plans to change the benefits system, saying it could drive children and families into poverty. He said: “As a civilised society, we ...

Limited Access to Benefits

March 4th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A limited access to benefits is being looked into for when the freedom of work controls on Romanians and Bulgarians end next year. However for the limited access to ...

Benefit Cap Goes to Vote

January 8th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Controversial government plans to put a 1% cap on annual rises in working-age benefits and some tax credits until 2016 are being put to vote. The government have said ...

New Child Benefits Changes in Force

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
As of today, approximately 1.1 million parents earning more than £50,000 a year can expect to see their benefits substantially reduced or completely cut. However families that have a ...

Child Benefit Warning Letters Sent Out

October 31st, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Letters from the HM Revenue & Customs will be sent out this week to parents earning more than 50,000 per year detailing how their family is likely to be affected ...

Benefit Cuts to Hit Families With More Than Two Children

October 25th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Benefits for families may be limited at two children, Iain Duncan Smith has said. In a speech, Mr Duncan Smith ask if families should be able to expect never-ending amounts of ...

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