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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.

27 May, 2022

DWP issues guidance on cost of living support payments to be delivered through the benefits system

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27 May, 2022

Scottish Government announces that it will begin roll out of Scottish carer’s assistance by the end of 2023 before full national introduction in Spring 2024

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27 May, 2022

HMRC research finds that non-compliance with high income child benefit charge was, in general, not an ‘active or intentional decision’

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27 May, 2022

Petitions Committee calls for government to clarify its plans for new parents’ employment rights in the absence of an Employment Bill in the Queen’s Speech

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26 May, 2022

One-off £650 cost of living payment to be made to all households on DWP and HMRC means-tested benefits

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26 May, 2022

Almost half of private landlords have limited awareness of, or engagement with, legislation and good practice

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26 May, 2022

One in four universal credit cases have an overpayment or fraud error

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26 May, 2022

Housing Ombudsman makes finding of severe maladministration as a result of substantial delays in Hackney Council dealing with damp, mould and leaks at a resident’s property

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26 May, 2022

Department for Communities publishes universal credit, PIP and benefit cap statistics for period to February 2022

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25 May, 2022

High Court rules that a council housing applicant cannot be said to have caused their own statutory overcrowding by a ‘deliberate act’ if they lacked the funds to afford more suitable housing

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25 May, 2022

Claimant’s right to reside as a jobseeker did not preclude her from relying on derivative right to reside as primary carer of child of EEA national to establish entitlement to housing benefit

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25 May, 2022

Government announces plan to open a Central London Tribunal Centre by the end of 2023

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25 May, 2022

Increase in number of days that property is available for letting before being prevented from counting as a domestic property for purposes of council tax in Wales

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24 May, 2022

Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts that real value of benefits will fall by 5 per cent, or £12 billion in total, in 2022/2023

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24 May, 2022

Bill to remove the two child limit from universal credit receives first reading

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24 May, 2022

DWP underspent 2021/2022 Kickstart budget by more than a third

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24 May, 2022

Housing Secretary intends to take a ‘personal and direct interest’ in Clarion Housing’s approach to housing standards and management following recent findings of maladministration by Housing Ombudsman

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