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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.

18 October, 2019

Suspected cases of fraudulently obtained universal credit advances ‘increasing week by week’ and are currently around 85,000

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18 October, 2019

World is stumbling ‘zombie-like’ into a digital welfare dystopia, warns UN human rights expert

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18 October, 2019

Court of Appeal considers whether dismissal due to refusal to sign copyright agreement amounted to discrimination on grounds of belief

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18 October, 2019

Court of Appeal rules that the Limitation Act 1980 cannot be used to limit awards relating to unlawful deduction of wages

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18 October, 2019

Measuring how Social Security Scotland and Scottish Government are delivering commitments of Social Security Charter

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18 October, 2019

Acas launches new guidance to help employers manage impact of menopause at work

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18 October, 2019

Claiming benefits as a refugee

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17 October, 2019

Reassessment process started in all but 30,000 of the 600,000 cases to be checked for ESA underpayments

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17 October, 2019

London Councils calls for ‘wholesale redesign’ of the national framework for local welfare

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17 October, 2019

Reduction in maximum duration of higher level sanction period from 156 weeks to 26 weeks

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17 October, 2019

Young carer grant in Scotland

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17 October, 2019

Equality and Human Rights Commission ‘calls time’ on unlawful confidentiality agreements

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17 October, 2019

Adjourning tribunal where validity of medical report that has been subject to audit and amendment is challenged

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17 October, 2019

Government confirms plan to allow social tenants to buy a share of their property by increments of one per cent of its value

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16 October, 2019

Working age benefits expected to rise by 1.7 per cent in April 2020 assuming no change in government policy

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16 October, 2019

Maximum amount of deductions that can be taken from universal credit reduced to 30 per cent of standard allowance

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16 October, 2019

Scottish Government announces new domestic abuse protection measures to help reduce the threat of homelessness

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