The Journal provides expert coverage of the latest developments in law, policy and practice across the field of social security law, covering the wide range of welfare benefits and tax credits. Forthcoming issues are scheduled to include:
- Social security and discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rights
- Human rights and the Benefit Cap under the Welfare Reform Act 2012
- The Basic Income Experiment in Finland
- Social security: An Italian perspective
- EU migrants and social security following Alimanovic
The Journal gives detailed coverage to the many legislative developments, keeping readers up to date with both changes in primary legislation and amendments to social security regulations. Areas covered will include the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016; the continuing implementation of Universal Credit, which is progressively replacing a range of means-tested benefits and tax credits; the reform of disability benefits, including the continuing introduction of Personal Independence Payment; and the impact of devolved welfare in Scotland. Reforms in the area of pensions are also given attention. The journal focuses on the adjudication of social security claims and on case law developments, including the decisions of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber). The Journal highlights the impact of the human rights and EU legislation in the field of social security and covers developments in other states that are of particular interest.