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UPDATE: EU citizens’ rights after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The November update to ‘EU citizens’ rights after a no-deal‘ is now live. Updates to this edition include: The Government statement on changes to the Immigration Rules and the Immigration (Amendment) EU Exit Regulations 2019; the phasing out of the Surinder Singh immigration route to the UK; further conditions for European Temporary Leave to Remain;…

28 Nov 2019

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Radio 4 interview: JFF barrister Matthew Ahluwalia

PLP barrister and Justice First Fellow Matthew Ahluwalia spoke to legal correspondent Joshua Rozenberg for BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action about the Supreme Court ruling in RR v SSWDP. LISTEN to the interview here (from 4.20) In the interview Matthew explains what the ruling means for access to justice and how it will help…

20 Nov 2019

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PLP is recruiting a Research Fellow

PLP is recruiting a Research Fellow. As part of its Brexit work, PLP has been focusing on the EU Settlement Scheme. In line with PLP’s organisational approach, this work has involved a joined-up approach involving research, casework and policy communication. The research aspect of this work frames and informs casework and policy interventions. In 2019,…

18 Nov 2019

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Supreme Court: ‘Bedroom tax’ win for human rights and access to justice

Following a joint intervention by Public Law Project, Liberty and the Child Poverty Action Group in the case of RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies, including the First-tier Tribunal, have the power and duty to disapply regulations that are not compatible with human rights…

14 Nov 2019

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Tackling hardship – Getting tough on benefit sanctions

A Public Law Project initiative is underway to help Universal Credit claimants avoid benefit sanctions. The new website, www.claimantcommitments.org.uk, has been launched successfully with support from the Matrix Causes Fund and aims to provide claimants and advisers with the information they need to ensure that claimant commitments are tailored to individual circumstances. What is the…

7 Nov 2019