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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.

15 July, 2020

Bill requiring government to review disabled facilities grant system receives first reading

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15 July, 2020

Relationship between ‘change of circumstances’ and ‘new medical evidence’ supersessions of a claim where limitation on movement between PIP mobility components after pensionable age may apply

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15 July, 2020

Failure by councils to meet their new housing duties is compounding problems experienced by homeless people, says Ombudsman

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15 July, 2020

Secretary of State should, where relevant, provide claimant’s ESA adjudication history and action plan in appeal response to First-tier Tribunal

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14 July, 2020

County Court rules that ‘No DSS’ conditions used by letting agents are unlawful

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14 July, 2020 Open access

Ending of short-term COVID-19-related benefit increases will result in £1,000 annual losses for almost 7 million people

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14 July, 2020

Unfair to proceed with tribunal hearing where putative appointee was not permitted to participate fully / application for leave to appeal should be put before a judge

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14 July, 2020

Tribunals can only set aside decision under rule 37 of Procedure Rules on the written application of a party / application for statement of reasons or record of proceedings cannot be treated as an application for set aside

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14 July, 2020 Open access

1.2 million employers were furloughing employees as at 12 July 2020

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14 July, 2020

Interaction of activity 9 - engaging with other people face to face - and regulation 4(2A) - ability to carry out an activity reliably

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13 July, 2020

Tribunal's decision awarding PIP can be superseded by Secretary of State on grounds of new medical evidence under regulation 26 / nature of supersession under regulation 26 and relationship with PIP regulation 11

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13 July, 2020

Employment case law round up

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10 July, 2020

DWP needs to better understand and address the needs of vulnerable people who struggle under the universal credit regime, says NAO

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10 July, 2020

DWP replaces complaints handling service with new triage system

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10 July, 2020

DWP to roll out system under which social landlords receive universal credit housing costs at same time tenants receive their benefit payments

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10 July, 2020

English Housing Survey highlights the ‘bleak situation’ that many renters are in, says Shelter

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10 July, 2020

Data sharing exercise in Scotland identifies potential housing benefit overpayments of almost £3 million

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