Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2017/18 & Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2017/2018 (Online Subscription) - Bundle

Publication date: 2017 Edition: 19th Format: Paperback, 1740 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group & The online service which includes the full text of the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook, searchable and linked internally so you can skip to the next piece of relevant information with one mouseclick.
ISBN: 978-1-910715-23-9
£103.70

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Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook edition published late April 2017


The definitive guide to the social security system in the UK.

Our definitive guide to all benefits and tax credits is an essential resource for all professional advisers serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to their clients.

With detailed information on all the recent changes to the social security system, including the latest on the roll-out of universal credit, the right to reside test and the sanctions regime, the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook provides comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2017/18.

What does it cover?

This edition includes new and updated information on:

  • who can claim benefits and tax credits
  • the introduction and implementation of universal credit
  • disability and incapacity benefits, and the work capability assessment for employment
    and support allowance
  • dealing with benefit sanctions
  • challenging decisions, backdating, overpayments, income and capital, and national
    insurance provisions
  • the new bereavement support payment

Fully indexed for ease of use and cross-referenced to law, regulations, official guidance and court, Upper Tribunal and commissioners’ decisions, the handbook also offers tactical information on common problem areas and advice on how to challenge decisions.

Who is it for?

The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is an essential resource for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority staff, social workers, union officials and claimants. 

‘The best value in publishing ... The reference manual of choice for professional advisers.’ - SOLICITORS JOURNAL 

The advisers’ bible… The most comprehensive and user-friendly publication in the field of welfare benefits… An absolute must for welfare rights workers as well as those giving general advice’ - THE ADVISER (CITIZENS ADVICE) 

‘This cornerstone book on welfare benefits and tax credits from CPAG shines the way forward.’  - PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR OF RICHMOND GREEN CHAMBERS

‘Excellent’ - THE MIRROR 

‘The most complete guides to social security benefits’ - SUNDAY TIMES 

‘The advisers’ bible remains the key text in the welfare benefits field … CPAG’s book remains the essential purchase for anyone offering advice on social security’ – ADVISER

‘Simply the best and most vital guide… that you can buy’ – COMMUNITY CARE 

‘Written with unsurpassed clarity… essential’ – FAMILY LAW

 ‘The one thing that can be relied on in this ever changing world of welfare is CPAG’s indispensable handbook… the adviser’s bible’ – THE ADVISER (Citizens Advice)


Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2017/2018 (Online Subscription) - OUT NOW


This service includes the full text of the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook, searchable and linked internally so you can skip to the next piece of relevant information with one mouseclick. It is updated on a rolling basis throughout the year - an invaluable service that means your online Handbook will keep pace with social security reform and changes to the law.

CPAG’s Handbook provides comprehensive, reliable information on all welfare benefits and tax credits. 

This edition gives comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2017/18.

It includes new and updated information on:

    • who can claim benefits and tax credits
    • the introduction and implementation of universal credit
    • disability and incapacity benefits, and the work
    • capability assessment for employment and support allowance
    • dealing with benefit sanctions
    • challenging decisions, backdating, overpayments, income and capital, and national insurance provisions
    • the new bereavement support payment

Tactical guidance is included throughout to help navigate the complexities of the system and enforce your rights.

Fully indexed and cross-referenced to law, regulations, official guidance, and court, Upper Tribunal and commissioners’ decisions, it is an essential resource for claimants, advisers, local authority staff and lawyers.

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the bundle is available for £82.96. Please contact us on 020 7812 5236 or email: bookorders@cpag.org.uk.