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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.

21 February, 2020

Enabling disabled people in Scotland to make adaptations to common areas of their premises without the consent of all owners

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21 February, 2020

Almost all adult social care authorities plan to raise council tax by maximum amount permitted

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20 February, 2020

Uprating of earnings limits for carer’s allowance in Scotland

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20 February, 2020

Folkestone council heavily criticised for delaying helping a young family threatened with homelessness

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19 February, 2020

Scottish Government announces that it has accredited Motability Scheme to provide vehicles to people in receipt of devolved disability benefits

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19 February, 2020

Money Advice Trust publishes guide to help creditors support people with both mental health and debt problems

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19 February, 2020

More than 1,000 penalties issued as part of Minimum Wage enforcement during 2018/2019

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19 February, 2020

Government announces that households affected by recent flooding will be eligible for 100 per cent council tax relief ‘for at least three months’

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18 February, 2020

2.38 per cent of universal credit claimants subject to conditionality had a sanction applied in November 2019

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18 February, 2020

2.8 million people were claiming universal credit in January 2020, up 2 per cent from previous month

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17 February, 2020

Government urged to concede third legal challenge to universal credit migration arrangements following dismissal of its two previous challenges in the Court of Appeal

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17 February, 2020

Minister for Welfare Delivery confirms that universal credit case managers have an average caseload of more than 450 cases each

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17 February, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that the ‘reasonable recipient’ test applies to notices served under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988

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17 February, 2020

Cross-party group joins with debt advice campaigners to urge the government to act on bailiff reform

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17 February, 2020

Pilot scheme testing universal credit in-work conditionality extended to February 2021

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17 February, 2020

Employment case law round up

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14 February, 2020

High Court considers operation of time limit provisions under the Insolvency Rules for service of an application by trustees in bankruptcy

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