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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.

16 April, 2021 Open access

Insecure workers face ‘triple whammy’ of a lack of sick pay, fewer rights and endemic low pay while also having to shoulder more risk of Covid-19 infection

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16 April, 2021 Open access

Housing association tenants on universal credit more likely to be in rent arrears and to have higher average arrears than other housing association tenants

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16 April, 2021 Open access

Government issues new Treasury Direction in relation to extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the end of September 2021

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15 April, 2021 Open access

Number of private renters receiving housing support up by almost half since start of pandemic

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15 April, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that relief from forfeiture is discretionary and will depend on conduct even if requested before expiry of six month time limit under the County Courts Act 1984

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15 April, 2021

Almost two-fifths of UK workers are given less than a week’s notice of working hours

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15 April, 2021 Open access

One in 12 private renters has received a ‘no-fault’ eviction notice since March 2020

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15 April, 2021

Welsh Government launches consultation on regulations that introduce new ‘occupation contracts’ to replace current residential tenancies in Wales

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14 April, 2021 Open access

Work and Pensions Secretary announces that Covid Winter Grant Scheme is to be extended to 20 June 2021

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14 April, 2021 Open access

Government launches consultation on making Covid vaccination a condition of work for some care home staff

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14 April, 2021

Pre-action protocol letters are a ‘vital way’ for claimants to challenge poor decision-making by government before making a claim for judicial review

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14 April, 2021

DWP provides copy of Best Practice Memorandum issued to all decision-making staff involved in appeals lapsing

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13 April, 2021

High Court of Northern Ireland rules that the 13 week housing benefit temporary absence rules that apply to serving prisoners do not breach human rights law

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13 April, 2021 Open access

PCS expresses fear that DWP’s decision to resume face-to face appointments is more about reinstating conditionality regime than providing support to claimants

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13 April, 2021

Enabling deductions to be made from benefits for ongoing liabilities for housing, fuel and water while original debt is subject to moratorium under ‘breathing space’ scheme

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13 April, 2021

Housing Ombudsman issues call for evidence on response of landlords to damp and mould issues

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12 April, 2021

Where tribunal is considering making a less favourable decision it must give sufficient notice to claimant to enable them to prepare their case

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