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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 December, 2021

DWP confirms that Youth Offer has been extended to universal credit claimants aged 16 and 17

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3 December, 2021

Revaluation of ‘protected payments’ and pension sharing ‘debits and credits’ in the new state pension in relation to those reaching pensionable age on or after 12 April 2022

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2 December, 2021

Ombudsman calls for new powers to be able to proactively investigate issues on behalf of people who are unable to complain about their care themselves

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2 December, 2021

Far from fixing social care as the Prime Minister promised, the government’s White Paper means services will continue to face ‘significant challenges in supporting people’

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2 December, 2021

MPs express concern that new MaPS debt advice contracts will not provide adequate level of face-to-face advice

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2 December, 2021

Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill passes first stage in Northern Ireland Assembly

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1 December, 2021

‘Things just haven’t been taken forward’ in the seven years since the fifth and final review of the work capability assessment was published

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1 December, 2021

Government publishes White Paper setting out its 10-year vision for adult social care reform in England

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1 December, 2021

Supreme Court unanimously allows DWP’s appeal against Court of Appeal ruling that government acted unlawfully in barring EU citizens from relying on pre-settled status to access universal credit

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1 December, 2021

Number of claimants attending face-to-face jobcentre appointments each month has increased almost six-fold since spring 2021

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1 December, 2021

Double payment of Scottish carer’s allowance supplement will be made on 15 December 2021

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1 December, 2021

Government launches call for evidence on the role that umbrella companies play in the labour market and how they interact with the tax and employment rights systems

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1 December, 2021

Consultation launched on new winter heating benefit in Scotland

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1 December, 2021

ONS reports that there were almost 700 homeless deaths in England and Wales in 2020

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1 December, 2021

Creation of a new Local Taxation Chamber in the First-tier Tribunal in Scotland

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30 November, 2021

Court of Appeal considers whether a person who left secure accommodation in Switzerland to move to England had acted in good faith for purposes of assessing intentional homelessness

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30 November, 2021

Reduction in universal credit taper rate and increase in work allowances from 24 November 2021

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