Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2016/17

Publication date: 2016 Edition: 18th Format: Paperback, 1740 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978-1-910715-07-9

The latest edition is due in April, 2017. If you still wish to purchase this edition, please contact us on 020 7812 5227 or bookorders@cpag.org.uk. 

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the book is available for £51.85. 

Known as ‘the advisers’ bible’ our comprehensive 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 welfare benefits system, including the latest on the roll-out of universal credit and the sanctions regime, the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook also offers tactical information on common problem areas and advice on how to challenge decisions. 

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 state pension

Fully indexed for ease of use and cross-referenced to law, regulations, official guidance and court, Upper Tribunal and commissioners’ decisions, the handbook is available in print and online, with bi-monthly updates published in our Welfare Rights Bulletin and the online version updated throughout the year. 

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 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

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

‘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)

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