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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.

24 September, 2021 Open access

Government considering reduction in universal credit taper rate from 63 per cent to 60 per cent

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24 September, 2021

Government to introduce legislation making it illegal for employers to withhold tips from workers

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24 September, 2021

Exemption from requirement to satisfy habitual residence test or past presence test for specified persons who have come to the UK from Afghanistan

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24 September, 2021

DWP’s findings from its research into disabled people’s experiences of the benefits system appear to have been ‘brushed under the carpet’

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24 September, 2021

Enabling the payment of arrears of benefit in instalments rather than as a lump sum where it is considered to be in the claimant’s interest

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23 September, 2021

Low income families face losing £31 a week from October 2021 taking into account rising energy costs and inflation alongside the £20 cut to universal credit and working tax credit

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23 September, 2021

Judges left with no scope to take a tenant’s circumstances into account in vast majority of recent possession court hearings

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23 September, 2021 Open access

Kerslake Commission calls on government to develop longer-term homelessness strategy built on success of Everyone In

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23 September, 2021 Open access

Covid-19 related modifications to notice of eviction requirements in Wales to remain in force until 31 December 2021

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23 September, 2021

DWP’s processes to proactively identify vulnerability before starting recovery of historic tax credit debts are ‘woefully lacking’, says StepChange

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23 September, 2021

Government confirms intention to introduce entitlement to unpaid leave as a day one right for employees with caring responsibilities

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23 September, 2021

DWP average call waiting times have increased to more than 11 minutes since April 2021

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23 September, 2021

Scottish Government confirms that it has laid legislation extending eligibility for Child Winter Heating Assistance before Scottish Parliament

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23 September, 2021

Government launches consultation on making the right to request flexible working a day one entitlement

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23 September, 2021 Open access

Payments made under Northern Ireland’s High Street Coronavirus Financial Assistance Scheme to be disregarded for social security purposes

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23 September, 2021

High Court of Northern Ireland makes outright possession orders on defendant’s mortgaged properties despite irregularities in documents served by lender

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22 September, 2021 Open access

Government defeats Opposition Day motion calling for it to amend policies that have created an ‘avoidable and unacceptable’ burden on working people

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