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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.

12 March, 2021

Uprating of mesothelioma lump sum payments from April 2021 in Northern Ireland

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12 March, 2021

Revaluation of earnings factors used to calculate additional state pension and guaranteed minimum pensions in Northern Ireland

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11 March, 2021

DWP must start ‘engaging with the evidence’ and accept that universal credit is harming the most vulnerable in our society

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11 March, 2021

DWP confirms that £500 one-off payment due to be issued to working tax credit claimants will be disregarded if the recipient subsequently claims universal credit

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11 March, 2021

Fewer than 40,000 ESA work capability assessments were completed in the quarter to September 2020, down from 170,000 a year earlier

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11 March, 2021 Open access

Amendments to regulations in Northern Ireland setting out how a week’s pay is to be calculated for purposes of calculating statutory payments for furloughed workers

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11 March, 2021

Person subject to immigration control cannot claim carer’s allowance as a family member of a British national who has not exercised freedom of movement rights

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11 March, 2021

Time limits for providing support plans for unpaid carers of people who are terminally ill in Scotland

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11 March, 2021

Whether a busker who solicits donations from passers-by can establish a right to reside as a self-employed ‘qualified person’ under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006

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11 March, 2021

Uprating of mesothelioma and pneumoconiosis lump sum payments from April 2021

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11 March, 2021

Insolvency Service launches call for evidence to help inform first review of Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016

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11 March, 2021

Increasing the threshold below which certain care is not to be charged for in Scotland in 2021/2022

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10 March, 2021 Open access

Government announces that the eviction ban in England is to be extended until ‘at least’ 31 May 2021

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10 March, 2021 Open access

Uprating of maximum amount of statutory sick pay that can be reclaimed by small and medium-sized employers

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10 March, 2021

Bill containing measures in relation to remote observation of proceedings in courts and tribunals receives first reading in Commons

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10 March, 2021

Revaluation of earnings factors used to calculate additional state pension and guaranteed minimum pensions

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9 March, 2021

Housing and Homelessness (Local Accommodation Duty) Bill receives first reading in House of Commons

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