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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Social Fund: Law and Practice 3rd ed isbn 9780421881204

The Social Fund 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780421619708
ISBN: 0421619708
New Edition ISBN: 9780421881204
Published: December 1999
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Social Fund, introduced in 1988, plays a major part in the UK's welfare benefit system. This book, split into two sections - a narrative text and an annotation of the relevant legislation and directions - gives a complete rundown of all aspects of this increasingly important feature of the social security system. This second edition has been substantially re-written to accommodate this fast changing area of law. Its principal focus is the ""discretionary"" Social Fund, which includes community care grants, crisis loans and budgeting loan payments. A revised version of the budgeting loan scheme was introduced in 1999 and receives comprehensive treatment in this edition. There is also an entirely new chapter on the ""regulated"" Social Fund, i.e., maternity, funeral and heating expenses. * explains the background to the process and procedure of the Fund * An invaluable practical training tool for SFOs, Inspectors and other professionals involved in this area * Contains a wealth of relevant technical information and annotated source materials * Covers all new legislation and guidance * Features extended coverage of the Regulated Social Fund, with particular reference to Maternity and

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Social Security and Welfare Law
Background and introduction of the Social Fund. The Regulated Social Fund. Operation of the Social Fund. Social Fund review. Judicial review. Northern Ireland and Scotland. Jurisdictional issues. Research, reform and new directions. Appendices: annotated legislation and directions, judicial review cases, flow charts. Comprehensive tables and index.