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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.

25 September, 2020

DWP confirms it is testing use of video for appointments with universal credit work coaches

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25 September, 2020 Open access

Women and Equalities Committee accepts that suspension of Care Act duties to assess and meet care needs under Coronavirus Act may need to remain in place over the winter period

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25 September, 2020 Open access

Extension of housing provisions that protect tenants under the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts until 31 March 2021

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25 September, 2020 Open access

Expiry of ‘breathing space’ extension for people with problem debt in Scotland extended by six months to 31 March 2021

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25 September, 2020

Government publishes independent evaluation of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act

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24 September, 2020

Commencement of Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 powers to make regulations relating to disability assistance and short-term assistance

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24 September, 2020 Open access

Ethnic minorities most at risk of debt caused by coronavirus economic crisis, says IPPR

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24 September, 2020 Open access

Amendments to provisions allowing employers to apply to HMRC for refund of SSP where employee’s incapacity related to coronavirus

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24 September, 2020 Open access

Government should stick to plans to abolish low pay despite coronavirus crisis, says Resolution Foundation

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24 September, 2020

Bill to give Work and Pensions Secretary the power to uprate pension age benefits in 2020/2021, despite there being no growth in earnings, receives first reading

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24 September, 2020

Ombudsman finds council acted in contravention of the Care Act by routinely telling people it would not fund support to ‘maintain a habitable home’

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24 September, 2020 Open access

House of Lords votes in favour of motion that calls for courts to be given temporary discretion to prevent evictions as moratorium is lifted

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24 September, 2020

Most women in Northern Ireland are not aware of the Universal Credit Contingency Fund, new research finds

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23 September, 2020

High Court rules that formulae for converting weekly rents to a monthly value for the purposes of calculating universal credit entitlement are neither irrational nor unlawful

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23 September, 2020 Open access

Welsh Government announces it will provide £500 Test and Trace Support payment for people on low incomes who are required to self-isolate

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23 September, 2020

Government is committed to repealing no-fault evictions ‘at the appropriate time’, says Housing Minister

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23 September, 2020 Open access

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirms dates of ‘winter truce’ for majority of evictions

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