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CPAG: Introduction to welfare rights

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.

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Iain Duncan Smith: a head for figures?
The Political Week Online: Scrooges vs Scroungers?

BREAKING: Labour have a policy. A whole one. Not a mouldy one they’ve peeled out from the bottom pages of an old manifesto and shoved into the microwave, or an indignant criticism of a Conservative policy.