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17 March, 2021 Open access

Scottish Social Security Committee expresses ‘considerable concern’ about significant number of people unable to access social security support during Covid pandemic

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17 March, 2021 Open access

Business Secretary acknowledges that refusing services or employment to anyone who is not vaccinated against Covid-19 raises discrimination and other legal issues

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17 March, 2021

Scottish Parliament votes in favour of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill becoming law

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17 March, 2021 Open access

150,000 private renters at risk of eviction due to falling behind on rent as a result of Covid-19

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17 March, 2021 Open access

Notable success of ‘Everyone In’ initiative has exposed gaps in government’s approach to tackling rough sleeping, say MPs

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17 March, 2021

Council agrees to refund care costs for some people in short-term residential care following Ombudsman investigation

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17 March, 2021

Extension of period for which assignment to the Social Security Chamber of a president who is also the president of another chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland is permitted

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16 March, 2021 Open access

New regulations issued to provide for the £20 a week universal credit ‘uplift’ to continue to be paid for a further 6 months

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16 March, 2021

Number of planned PIP reviews cleared in three months to January 2021 exceeded figure for same quarter a year ago

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16 March, 2021

Department of Justice in Northern Ireland publishes plan for modernisation of courts and tribunals

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16 March, 2021

Social security benefits uprating 2021/2022

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16 March, 2021

Amendments in consequence of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2021

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16 March, 2021 Open access

Provision to end powers that enable local authorities in Wales to determine whether to comply with duties to assess and meet care needs during Covid-19 outbreak

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16 March, 2021

Court of Appeal considers whether an Employment Tribunal should have considered making an order requiring assessment of a claimant’s capacity to conduct Tribunal proceedings

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16 March, 2021 Open access

Extension of period that carer’s allowance claimants in Scotland can be treated as engaged in caring during temporary breaks due to Covid-19

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16 March, 2021 Open access

One in seven people more worried about becoming homeless due to Covid-19 pandemic

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16 March, 2021 Open access

DWP confirms allocation of £20 million additional housing benefit administration subsidy to local authorities for 2020/2021

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