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Pain without gain: increasing conditionality in the UK

In the Autumn Statement, the Government promised to strengthen use of benefit sanctions, despite them being proven harmful and ineffective

24 Nov 2023

Policy briefings and submissions

How can the Department of Work and Pensions operate more transparently, lawfully, and fairly?

PLP looks at the human impact of DWP decisions: what’s the real cost of conditionality, automation, or overpayment recovery?

17 Nov 2023

News & Updates

Court of Appeal dismisses DWP’s appeal in favour of disabled woman’s widower

How the Court of Appeals handed down judgment on the DWP’s appeal over bereavement pay in favour of our client

18 Oct 2023


The legal periscope: using public law research and casework for the public good

How legal researchers and caseworkers can tackle lack of government transparency with the ‘periscope’ method

12 Sep 2023

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News & Updates

Welsh government faces legal challenge over free school meals

PLP and a single mother of two have begun a legal challenge over the decision to scrap free school meals during summer holidays in Wales

26 Jul 2023

Please note: Public law is a very fast moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events. PLP accept no responsibility for the contents of these items.