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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.

1 June, 2020 Open access

SSAC puts forward policy recommendations to address ‘rough edges’ in DWP’s emergency response to COVID-19

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1 June, 2020 Open access

Tenants are up to twice as likely as mortgagors to have fallen behind with housing costs since coronavirus crisis started

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1 June, 2020 Open access

Chartered Institute of Housing calls on government and landlords to act now to avoid post-COVID spike in evictions

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1 June, 2020

JSA requirement to be ‘living in’ the Common Travel Area for three months is not invalid under EU law

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1 June, 2020

Employment case law round up

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29 May, 2020 Open access

Expenditure on crisis grants in Scotland up by 145 per cent in April 2020 compared to April 2019

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29 May, 2020 Open access

TUC calls for extension of Self Employment Income Support Scheme

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29 May, 2020 Open access

Allocation of additional funding for local authorities to support cost of implementing COVID-19 related LHA changes

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28 May, 2020 Open access

Work and Pensions Committee questions Prime Minister about lack of support for people with ‘no recourse to public funds’

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28 May, 2020 Open access

Allowing electronic claims for state pension credit in Northern Ireland in response to coronavirus outbreak

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28 May, 2020 Open access

Citizens Advice calls on government to give workers who are ‘shielding’ due to COVID-19 an automatic right to be furloughed

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28 May, 2020 Open access

COVID-19 ‘Test and Trace’ programme will not be effective unless statutory sick pay is extended to all and increased to level of real Living Wage, says TUC

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28 May, 2020

Less than a quarter of households on universal credit in Scotland are receiving more frequent payments under Scottish choices

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28 May, 2020

Court of Appeal considers whether amount of service charges for repairs were 'reasonable' under section 19 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, where landlord failed to deduct expected third-party contribution

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28 May, 2020 Open access

Welsh Government announces ‘second phase’ of response to coronavirus outbreak so that everyone provided with emergency shelter will be rehoused

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27 May, 2020 Open access

‘Stark disparity’ in protections offered to different groups during COVID-19 crisis threatens a growth in existing inequalities, warns IPPR

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27 May, 2020 Open access

Number of London households affected by benefit cap doubles as a result of COVID-19-related benefit increases

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