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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.

23 September, 2020 Open access

More than 60 disability rights organisations call for government to restore protection of disabled people’s rights eroded by the Coronavirus Act 2020

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23 September, 2020 Open access

As stay on evictions ends, Shelter calls for targeted interventions from government to get renters through the COVID-19 crisis

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22 September, 2020

Employment Tribunals system needs more resources, not a ‘mixed bag of reforms’ to address its weaknesses and huge backlog of cases

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22 September, 2020 Open access

System of targeted wage support needed to protect jobs that are essential for recovery, says Shadow Chancellor

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22 September, 2020

People with common mental health conditions receive incomes of £8,400 less on average than people without a mental health problem

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22 September, 2020

CIH Cymru calls on political parties in Wales to commit to incorporation of right to adequate housing into Welsh law

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22 September, 2020 Open access

Almost £40 billion has been claimed from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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21 September, 2020

DWP makes determination that fixes day for conversion of transitional severe disability premium payments in universal credit to transitional elements

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21 September, 2020

DWP says that discretionary housing payments remain appropriate means for providing support where there is an under-occupancy decision because of a sanctuary room

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21 September, 2020 Open access

Government announces £500 Test and Trace Support payment for people claiming qualifying benefits or working tax credit who are required to self-isolate

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18 September, 2020 Open access

Master of the Rolls publishes listing priorities and ‘Overall Arrangements’ for resumption of possession cases in England and Wales

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18 September, 2020

Four in ten universal credit awards had a deduction applied in May 2020

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18 September, 2020 Open access

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber confirms that it is still not possible to hold face-to-face hearings in Northern Ireland

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18 September, 2020

DWP issues guidance on how it will identify PIP claimants affected by the Supreme Court’s judgment in MM

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18 September, 2020 Open access

Claims worth more than £5 billion made for second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant

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18 September, 2020 Open access

FCA issues finalised additional guidance to firms on provision of tailored support to mortgage borrowers affected by coronavirus after 31 October 2020

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18 September, 2020

Procedural changes to Employment Tribunal and early conciliation practice

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