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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.

9 July, 2020

Successful delivery of the DWP’s Health Transformation Programme ‘appears to be unachievable’

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9 July, 2020

Council’s failure to take adequate preventative action led to mother and her six children being left in bed and breakfast accommodation for six weeks

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9 July, 2020

Calculation of the earnings threshold for the purpose of the benefit cap grace period in universal credit

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9 July, 2020

Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill receives its first reading

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9 July, 2020

More than a third of employment tribunal claimants say that they were left dissatisfied with the workings of the system

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9 July, 2020

Disregarding charitable and extra-statutory payments for the purposes of assessing entitlement to means-tested benefits

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9 July, 2020

Miscellaneous amendments to funeral payments and cold weather payments

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8 July, 2020

High Court holds that special rules for terminal illness, in case where claimant cannot demonstrate their death can be reasonably expected within six months, are ‘discriminatory' and 'manifestly without reasonable foundation'

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8 July, 2020 Open access

Government announces £1 billion investment in the DWP to ‘support millions of people back to work’

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8 July, 2020

High Court considers whether a finding that a joint tenancy existed was one which no judge could reasonably have reached

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8 July, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that notice seeking possession served by unlicensed landlord in Wales was invalid

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8 July, 2020

Government sets out proposals on requiring mobile home site licence holders to apply for inclusion on ‘fit and proper person’ register

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7 July, 2020 Open access

Government confirms plan to double the number of work coaches in jobcentres by March 2021

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7 July, 2020 Open access

Almost a quarter of a million renters at risk of ‘COVID-eviction’ when government lifts ban

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7 July, 2020 Open access

Government says that some employers are reporting earnings incorrectly as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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7 July, 2020

Further regulations issued to give effect to reciprocal arrangements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in relation to universal credit

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7 July, 2020 Open access

Claims worth more than £35bn have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income schemes

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