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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.

11 April, 2024

New research exposes ‘devastating impact’ of funding gaps for third sector organisations that provide employment support to those furthest from the labour market

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11 April, 2024

Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales instructs magistrates to restart listing applications for warrants of entry for purpose of installing pre-payment meters

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11 April, 2024

Growing crisis of homelessness and destitution among newly recognised refugees results from a failing system that is ‘dysfunctional by design’ and ‘discriminatory in delivery’

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11 April, 2024

War pensions uprating for 2024/2025

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10 April, 2024

DWP confirms plans for ‘enhanced support customer journey’ for claimants who require additional help with managed migration

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10 April, 2024

Local authority concedes judicial review challenge to decision requiring man with autism and learning difficulties to contribute more than £2,000 per year towards care costs

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10 April, 2024

Almost 7.5 million adults in the UK were struggling to pay bills and make credit repayments in January 2024

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10 April, 2024

Work and Pensions Secretary and CPS welcome convictions in ‘largest ever benefit fraud case’

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10 April, 2024

PCS says DWP refuses to engage with it about mental health crisis in the Department

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10 April, 2024

Uprating of housing cost contributions, work allowances and transitional SDP element in universal credit in 2024/2025

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9 April, 2024

Government confirms expansion of Move to UC with 500,000 more claimants to be sent migration notices

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9 April, 2024

Carers UK calls for wholescale reform of carer’s allowance and other benefits for carers

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9 April, 2024

Government needs to stop treating disabled people as the problem in addressing disability employment gap

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9 April, 2024

Uprating of non-dependant deductions and care home residents’ personal expenses allowance in the calculation of income support, JSA, ESA and state pension credit

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9 April, 2024

Increase in banding rates for Employment Tribunal awards for injury to feelings for 2024/2025

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8 April, 2024

End Child Poverty Coalition renews call to abolish ‘cruel’ two-child limit

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8 April, 2024

ACAS publishes updated Code of Practice on flexible working covering new rights that come into force this month

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