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- Child Poverty Action Group
The leading charity campaigning for the abolition of poverty among children and young people in the UK and for the improvement of the lives of low-income families.
- Citizens Advice Bureau
The CAB helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,200 locations, and by influencing policymakers.
- Commission for Racial Equality
Provides legal advice and assistance to people who think they have been discriminated against.
- Dial UK
A national organisation for a network of 139 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people.
- Disability Alliance
Publishers of the Disability Rights Handbook, is regarded as the leading authority on social security benefits for disabled people. You can use this site to find regularly updated information about benefits, tax credits and community care as well as disability related campaigns and parliamentary news.
- Local Government Association
The LGA represents the local authorities of England and Wales, it exists to promote better local government.
- National Council for One Parent Families
One Parent Families welcomes the recognition that many lone parents face complex and difficult circumstances and that an unrestricted requirement to work is inappropriate.
Provides access to the most up-to-date welfare benefit and tax credit information on the web.
- Royal National Institute for the Blind
The RNIB is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems.
- Royal National Institute for the Deaf
offer a range of services for deaf and hard of hearing people, and provide information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
- British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Access to Freely Available British and Irish Public Legal Information
- Butterworths and LexisNexis
deliver comprehensive and authoritative legal, business, government and tax information worldwide.
- Community Legal Advice
A free and confidential advice service paid for by legal aid.
- Ferret Information Systems
The largest company in Europe in the field of law dealing with welfare benefits and similar areas of determinative, compliance, and regulatory law.
The longest-established UK legal resources portal and offer a range of products and services to lawyers.
- The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
This institutes function is to promote, facilitate and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.
- Judicial Studies Board
Responsible for training full and part-time judges in England and Wales, and for overseeing the training of Lay magistrates and chairmen and members of Tribunals.
- The Law Society
This society is the regulatory and representative body for 116,000 solicitors in England and Wales.
- Legal Action Group
Aims to provide greater knowledge of the law and support to lawyers and advisers through its programme of publications and training.
- Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland
Legal advice for individuals, lawers and companies.
- Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Published bi-monthly. The focus of the Journal is on current legal issues in judicial decisions, law reform, legislation, legal research, policy related socio-legal research, legal information, information technology and practice.
Other official sources
- Child Support Agency
This site contains information for customers with maintenance calculated before and after 3rd March 2003.
- Department for Work and Pensions
Promotes opportunity and independence for all through modern, customer-focused services.
- Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland
Strategic responsibility for urban regeneration, community and voluntary sector development, social legislation, housing, social security benefits, pensions and child support.
- Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board
An independent statutory body set up in 1991 to advise the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Social Security Medical Service doctors on matters relating directly to Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.
- Her Majesty's Court Service
An executive agency of the Ministry of Justice and its purpose is to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public. We are responsible for the administration of the civil, family and criminal courts in England and Wales.
- HM Revenue & Customs
The department responsible for the business of the former Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise. HMRC is responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue as well as paying tax credits and child benefit.
- Independent Review Service
Carries out independent reviews for dissatisfied customers of the discretionary social fund.
- Northern Ireland Court Service
Provides the administration for courts across Northern Ireland.
- Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Carry out independent investigations into complaints about UK government departments and their agencies, and the NHS in England - and help improve public services as a result.
- Social Security Advisory Committee
Main UK advisory body on social security matters.
- The Stationery Office
The largest publisher in the UK by volume, publishing over 15,000 titles a year and providing a comprehensive range of document and publishing services.
- The United Kingdom Parliament
Here you will find information about the United Kingdom Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.