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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.

22 January, 2020

Court of Appeal considers whether an application for a borough-wide injunction to prohibit Gypsy and Traveller encampments was proportionate

More Housing case law

22 January, 2020

DWP to provide first update on progress of universal credit managed migration pilot ‘in the Spring’

More Welfare rights news

22 January, 2020

Atos letter inviting claimant to HCP consultation did not impose legal requirement to attend

More Welfare rights case law

22 January, 2020

Social Security Commission calls on Scottish Government to work towards automatic awards of Scottish Child Payment and more frequent payment options

More Welfare rights news

22 January, 2020

Northern Ireland Communities Minister confirms commitment to extending welfare mitigation measures beyond March 2020

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21 January, 2020

MPs vote in favour of government’s legislative programme as set out in the Queen’s Speech

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21 January, 2020

Changes to universal credit have had more of an eye on operational simplicity, or altering human behaviour, than on supporting families in need

More Welfare rights news

21 January, 2020

30 per cent of Scottish housing has some instance of urgent disrepair

More Housing news

21 January, 2020

Money and Pensions Service launches ten year UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing

More Debt news

21 January, 2020

Petition presented to government requesting that bonus payments made to employees should be treated as capital rather than salary for the purposes of universal credit

More Welfare rights news

21 January, 2020

Factors to be considered in deciding whether a room can be classified as a bedroom

More Welfare rights case law

21 January, 2020

More than a third of Scottish households are ‘financially vulnerable’, without savings to cover basic living costs for three months

More Debt news

20 January, 2020

DWP confirms that Targeted Affordability Funding will not continue in 2020/2021

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20 January, 2020

DWP issues guidance on the introduction of civil partnerships for opposite sex couples from December 2019

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20 January, 2020

Complaints about the DWP to the Independent Case Examiner are taking on average more than 18 months to resolve

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20 January, 2020

Tribunal adopted right approach to assessing credibility of claimant’s evidence and provided adequate reasons for adverse decision

More Welfare rights case law

20 January, 2020

Welsh Government responds to consultation on further regulation and inspection of social care services and workers

More Community care news