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  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Supporting Vulnerable Clients

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides the skills and strategies needed to resolve the problems vulnerable people face in claiming benefits.

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  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Mental Health and Benefits

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits; and to help avoid some of the... Read more

  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Challenging PIP Decisions

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day course explains how to challenge personal independence payment (PIP) decisions and help provide participants with the opportunity to discuss appeal tactics and think... Read more

  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Challenging Work Programme Sanctions Seminar

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This half-day seminar explains how and why Work Programme sanctions can be imposed and explores the strategies and legal arguments that can be employed to challenge sanction... Read more

  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Overpayment of Benefit

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day course provides an introduction to the new and existing rules on recovering benefit overpayments.

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  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Conditionality and Sanctions

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides an understanding of the current conditionality regime for claimants of JSA and ESA.

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  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Judicial Review

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day course gives advisers and lawyers a clear understanding of the use of judicial review for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax claimants.

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  • Child Poverty Action Group

    ESA Appeals

    Child Poverty Action Group

    The ESA Appeals course is a one-day course that looks at appeal issues and tactics for Employment and Support Allowance; including the developing body of case law.

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  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Destitution

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course covers the issues that frequently cause clients to be left without any income and focuses on the practical steps advisers can take to get their clients benefits in... Read more

  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Universal Credit for Job Seekers

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course looks at Universal Credit for the main group who will be affected initially as it rolls out; single people making a new claim who would otherwise claim... Read more

  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Welfare Reform What You Need to Know

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides advisers with an opportunity to get the latest information on welfare reform; discuss how the changes are impacting on their clients and suggest possible... Read more

  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Introduction to Welfare Rights

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This five-day course provides advisers with a thorough introduction to means-tested benefits; universal credit and tax credits.

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More information about Public

The UK public sector is a major component of the total UK economy. According to Open University research, public expenditure in 2008/09 amounted to £618bn and constituted 48% of GDP. The public sector employs just under 6 million personnel (approx. 19% of total UK workforce) and is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of public services including: pensions and benefits (28%), health (18%), emergency services, law enforcement, and education (13%).

According to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the UK voluntary sector contributes £11.7 billion to the UK economy, and employs approximately 765,000 (2.7%) of the total 27.9million UK workforce.

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