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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.

14 November, 2019

Eligibility criteria for Scottish First-tier Tribunal members with disability experience

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14 November, 2019

EU Coordination rules bypass domestic residence conditions for child tax credit but not other conditions of entitlement in the case of a child living in the EU

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13 November, 2019

Supreme Court rules that local authority decision makers, the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal have power to disapply secondary legislation where it is in breach of Convention rights

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13 November, 2019

More than 800,000 food parcels were issued by the Trussell Trust between April and September 2019, up 23 per cent on the previous year

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13 November, 2019

Court of Session rules that Serco’s eviction of failed asylum seekers from accommodation without first obtaining a court order is lawful

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12 November, 2019

More than half of universal credit sanctions last more than four weeks

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12 November, 2019

Just 80 households on universal credit received a split payment in August 2019

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12 November, 2019

IPPR puts forward reform agenda for transforming adult social care

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12 November, 2019

Scottish Government welcomes recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness

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11 November, 2019

Billions of pounds of additional funding needed to meet the rising costs of adult social care, says IFS

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11 November, 2019

Amendments to social security regulations to protect rights of third country nationals lawfully living and working in Northern Ireland after the UK exits the EU

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8 November, 2019

Human Rights Commission calls on Northern Ireland Executive to renew welfare reform mitigation measures due to end in March 2020

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8 November, 2019

Social Security Scotland launches consultation on its first Equality Strategy

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8 November, 2019

Amendments to insolvency legislation in preparation for the UK’s exit from the European Union

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8 November, 2019

Welsh Government consults on proposals to ensure workers are treated and rewarded fairly in the workplace

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7 November, 2019

UK Government needs to end the structural and design issues in universal credit that drive up poverty and debt

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7 November, 2019

80 per cent of universal credit households no longer subject to benefit cap moved off because of reasons other than earnings

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