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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.

10 May, 2024

Government commits to ensuring that the Ombudsman has the skills and knowledge to handle disputes about whether landlords unreasonably refuse tenants’ requests to keep a pet

More Housing news

10 May, 2024

Increase in prescribed amount of overall indebtedness and the value of a vehicle that can be disregarded for the purposes of making a debt relief order

More Debt news

10 May, 2024

Scottish Parliament consents to UK Parliament legislating for DWP’s new powers to access claimants’ bank account data on its behalf

More Welfare rights news

10 May, 2024

Ending homelessness should sit alongside new First Minister’s ambition to end child poverty in Scotland ‘as a top priority’

More Housing news

9 May, 2024

Transfer of tax credits claimants over state pension age to universal credit or pension credit

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9 May, 2024

DWP confirms that it plans to begin notifying ESA claimants of their move to universal credit in September 2024

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9 May, 2024

DWP confirms that Work and Health Programme will continue to be delivered until July 2026

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9 May, 2024

While Restart Scheme provides tailored support for some participants it is less able to help those with physical or severe mental health conditions, the long-term unemployed and the more highly skilled

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9 May, 2024

Administrative exercise to correct state pension payments has not uncovered widespread error caused by DWP’s failure to take action when notified of a claimant’s divorce

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9 May, 2024

Government’s response to need for greater protection for tenants in unhealthy homes ‘lacks urgency’

More Housing news

9 May, 2024

DWP undertaking research to explore options for enabling appointees to complete PIP forms online

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9 May, 2024

CPAG Scotland ‘hugely encouraged’ by Scotland’s new First Minister’s child poverty pledge

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9 May, 2024

Increase in the universal credit administrative earnings threshold in Northern Ireland from 13 May 2024

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8 May, 2024

Government launches consultation on removing option for child maintenance calculated by CMS to be paid through Direct Pay service

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8 May, 2024

DWP launches online Access to Work service as part of ‘commitment to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace’

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7 May, 2024

Government announces the 15 areas that will trial its new WorkWell integrated health and work advice service from October 2024

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7 May, 2024

PCS calls for jobcentres affected by security guard strikes to remain closed to ensure safety of DWP staff and the public

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