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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.

3 August, 2020

Scottish Government renews call for UK Government to reconsider position on people with no recourse to public funds

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3 August, 2020

Scottish Government launches consultation on suspension of local connection referrals between local authorities in Scotland

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3 August, 2020 Open access

Government confirms continued pause of review exercises being carried out to determine whether PIP claimants should be entitled to more benefit

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3 August, 2020

Coalition of more than 200 organisations, unions, and businesses call for asylum seekers to be given a right to work after six months

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3 August, 2020

Eligibility for housing and homelessness assistance for family members of people of Northern Ireland, and stateless people

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3 August, 2020

Employment case law round up

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31 July, 2020

‘Universal credit is failing millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable’, says House of Lords Select Committee

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31 July, 2020

New Senior President of Tribunals appointed from 19 September 2020

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31 July, 2020

Government launches independent panel to examine whether judicial review process needs reform

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31 July, 2020 Open access

Financial Conduct Authority launches ‘call for input’ on further support for mortgage and consumer credit customers beyond October 2020

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31 July, 2020

Move to universal credit leads to higher rent arrears for those already in debt, and lower council tax reduction awards

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30 July, 2020

Office for Statistics Regulation finds Prime Minister made ‘incorrect’ statements about child poverty on three separate occasions

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30 July, 2020 Open access

Furloughed employees who are made redundant will receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wage

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30 July, 2020

Almost 7 per cent of 18 to 21 year olds on Youth Obligation Support Program were sanctioned in January 2020

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30 July, 2020 Open access

Shelter calls on government to accelerate social homes building programme in wake of COVID crisis, as stamp duty cut is not a solution for most private renting families

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30 July, 2020

Return of claims in volume after abolition of employment tribunal fees is contributing to ‘less than satisfactory performance’

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30 July, 2020

Carers Trust calls for more support for older carers and ageing parent carers to access and receive services as their circumstances change

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