Please see the attached bulletin for further information.
Please see the attached newsletter for September 2017.
Durham Waspi is holding a meeting to discuss the campaign and upcoming events.
It’s at County Hall, Durham on Thursday 27 July 2017 6pm – 8pm in Committee Room 2.
If anyone wishes to attend the session and find out how they are affected and how they can get involved they are welcome to drop in.
You can also contact the Durham Waspi’s direct via the “Durham Waspi Group” on Facebook. The Facebook group is always happy to accept and help new members.
Please see below some leaflets which explain what WASPI is about and how you may be affected.
Do you know anyone who will be affected by the recent legislative changes to Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit due to come into effect 6 April 2017?
The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 introduced fundamental changes to Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, limiting child tax credit and universal credit to the first two children in a household. These changes, commonly known as the 2 child rule, will come into force from 6 April 2017 together with certain exceptions and transitional arrangements set out in recently published regulations.
Child Poverty Action Group is looking into the possible routes of legal challenge to the 2 child rule and would like your help in locating potential claimants who would be affected by this rule and who would be willing to be part of a CPAG legal challenge.
CPAG is looking in general for:
· Any family already claiming benefits with two children and looking to have more in the near future
But also the following particular types of households which may be unfairly affected by the rule (though this is not an exhaustive list of examples):
· Two lone parent household units already with two children each considering forming a single ‘blended family’ arrangement because the adults have become a couple;
· An individual or couple caring for one or two ‘kinship’ children but contemplating having children of their own;
· A family which, when the children were born, did not require state support but now has a need to because of an unexpected change in circumstances (e.g. loss of a job); and
· A parent who is religiously or philosophically opposed to birth control.
If you can help, please contact the Branch office to request a test case referral form firstname.lastname@example.org