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Daily news and case law updates across five areas of social welfare law: welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment and community care. Subscribe for updates.

20 January, 2021

Northern Ireland Communities Minister instructs Department to look at in-house PIP assessment model, as recommended in second independent review of PIP assessment process

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20 January, 2021

Communities Minister confirms Northern Ireland Executive’s commitment to prioritise existing welfare reform mitigations in 2021/2022

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19 January, 2021 Open access

Jobcentres ‘should be closed now’, says Public and Commercial Services Union

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19 January, 2021 Open access

Government confirms that it has no plans to change how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme operates in relation to working parents

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19 January, 2021

Extent to which a provision dealing with service charges in a residential lease is invalidated by section 27A (6) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

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19 January, 2021

Quarter of renters and mortgage holders in Scotland worried about not being able to meet housing costs in 2021

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19 January, 2021

Court of Appeal considers whether Employment Tribunal correctly refused to grant three-day time limit extension where misunderstanding about conciliation process may have contributed to delay

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18 January, 2021 Open access

Commons votes in favour of Opposition Day Debate motion calling on the government to maintain the £20 'uplift' to universal credit and working tax credit

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18 January, 2021 Open access

Inadequate sick pay and pressure from employers are driving millions to continue working with Covid symptoms

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18 January, 2021

High Court rules that severe mental impairment discount in council tax cannot be backdated over period before entitlement to qualifying benefit established

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18 January, 2021 Open access

Government decision on whether to keep the universal credit ‘uplift’ could determine the inequality story of the whole parliament

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18 January, 2021

Government announces new Under Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping & Housing

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18 January, 2021

Employment case law round up

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15 January, 2021

Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry to examine what steps government could take to reduce child poverty

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15 January, 2021 Open access

Government must immediately ban all bailiff doorstep visits to prevent serious risks to public health

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15 January, 2021 Open access

High Court refuses to grant interim relief in the form of suitable accommodation to a failed asylum seeker during pandemic

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15 January, 2021 Open access

Northern Ireland Economy Minister announces new £20 million scheme to support company directors affected by Covid-19 pandemic

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