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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.

23 August, 2019

DWP issues guidance on Court of Appeal bedroom tax judgment in Hockley

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22 August, 2019

Secretary of State confirms she is ‘content’ with Scottish Government’s proposal to suspend ‘managed migration’ from DLA to PIP until disability benefits are devolved

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22 August, 2019

Overcrowding in England reaches record level, with almost 100,000 more children living in overcrowded homes compared to a decade ago

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22 August, 2019

Ombudsman launches council tax reduction good practice guidance for local authorities

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21 August, 2019

DWP’s universal credit website suggests claimants search for work as striptease artists or fortune tellers

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21 August, 2019

Work and Pensions Secretary rules out rise in state pension age to 75

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21 August, 2019

Government must publish its long-term plans for social care and how it will fund them, says London Councils

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21 August, 2019

MPs call for revaluation of council tax bands to reflect current property values

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21 August, 2019

FCA issues warning about ‘clone firm’ impersonating National Debtline

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20 August, 2019

Treatment of payments from a ‘liferent’ trust that also includes power to advance capital

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19 August, 2019

Centre for Social Justice calls for state pension age to be increased to 70 by 2028 and 75 by 2035

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19 August, 2019

Employment case law round up

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16 August, 2019

DWP issues guidance on universal credit transitional payments for claimants previously entitled to SDP

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15 August, 2019

High Court considers whether leases granted by freehold building owners to themselves were ‘disposals by way of gifts to a member of the landlord's family’

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14 August, 2019

Effect of CJEU judgment in Lounes - dependent EEA family members of dual nationals can derive right to reside where dual national exercised Treaty rights prior to aquiring citizenship of host state

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13 August, 2019

Work and Pensions Committee asks whether government would change universal credit taper rate or work allowance in the case of recession

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13 August, 2019

Online applications to be introduced for Disability Assistance in Scotland from next year

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