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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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The Social Fund: Law and Practice 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780421881204
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421619708
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £179.00

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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 – a narrative text and an annotation of provides a comprehensive analysis of the operation of the Social Fund and detailed clarification of its unique legal structure.

This third edition has been extensively revised and provides all the relevant legislation and analysis on Community Care Grants, Budgetary Loans, Crisis Loans, maternity, funeral and heating payments.

  • Clear, user-friendly guide to this important feature of the social security system
  • Explains what each loan or grant is, how it works and the decision making process involved
  • Sets out the text of all relevant legislation, regulations and directions accompanied by detailed commentary
  • Includes flow charts detailing the review process to assist advisors and inspectors
  • Explores the many research reports on reform of the fund published since the second edition
  • Covers all new legislation and guidance since the previous edition

Social Security and Welfare Law
Background & Introduction to the Social Fund Scheme.
Community Care Grants.
Budgeting Loans.
Crisis Loans.
Maternity, Funeral and Heating Expenses.
Decision-Making, Review and Judicial Review.
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Jurisdictional Issues.
Research, Reform and Future Development.
The Annotated Legislation and Social Fund Direction.
A Synopsis of the Judicial Review Cases.
IRS Advice and Best Practice Notes.
Flowchart of Reviews.
The Order of Consideration.