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Deduction from annual bonus used to boost occ pension fund

pbirks - 19/04/2018


We had considered reg 36(3) and realise that it said "any ded ...

UC, HB and Benefit Cap

jason squire - 19/04/2018

even more confusingly the line (p70) is:

The Benefit Cap will not be applicable to a ca ...

UC, HB and Benefit Cap

ggilley - 19/04/2018

The latest LA support pack says that the cap will be administered through UC and not HB.  Th ...

Subsidy- impact of changing subsidy code of OLD overpayment

Andy Thurman - 19/04/2018

When was the decision taken to correct the classification (and why)? If it is not something done ...

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