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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.

19 March, 2021

Consideration of ‘substantial risk’ arising from claimant being found fit for work includes travel to and from jobcentre and job interviews, as well as to and from work

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19 March, 2021

Money and Pensions Service to launch ‘holistic new consumer brand’ later in 2021

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19 March, 2021 Open access

PCS says that it will oppose DWP’s decision to resume normal jobcentre opening hours from 12 April 2021 ‘by any means necessary’

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19 March, 2021

One in three BME workers say they have been unfairly turned down for a job

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19 March, 2021 Open access

Extension of universal credit uplift and suspension of minimum income floor in Northern Ireland

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19 March, 2021

Amendment of provisions relating to stateless persons’ eligibility for allocation of housing accommodation and housing assistance in Wales

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18 March, 2021

Government publishes plans to reform the judicial review process despite its own review panel urging it to think long and hard before seeking to curtail the judiciary’s powers

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18 March, 2021

High Court rules that DWP’s universal credit deductions policy’s use of a rigid formula in respect of court fines, rather than the exercise of discretion as the legislation requires, is unlawful

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18 March, 2021

Scottish Parliament votes in favour of Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill becoming law

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18 March, 2021

Ban on enforcement of eviction action in Wales extended to 30 June 2021

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18 March, 2021

Welsh Housing Minister sets out leasehold reform plans that include a permanent restriction of future ground rents to zero ‘at the earliest legislative opportunity’

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18 March, 2021

DWP issues new guidance on the effect of the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Fratila case

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18 March, 2021 Open access

Five year period during which local housing authorities in Wales must reassess accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers extended by a year

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18 March, 2021 Open access

Making permanent some of the temporary bankruptcy changes introduced by the emergency Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020

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18 March, 2021

Government invites local authorities in England to submit proposals and bids for future years of the Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme

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18 March, 2021

Local authorities to receive almost £750,000 to make changes to benefit forms, leaflets and websites as a result of changes to personal allowances for people who reach state pension age on or after 1 April 2021

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17 March, 2021

Uber’s reclassification of its UK drivers as workers following landmark Supreme Court judgment will ‘shake up gig economy’

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