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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.

20 August, 2020

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland considers whether a Catholic receptionist who was made redundant was subject to discrimination

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20 August, 2020 Open access

High Court in Northern Ireland grants interim relief pending full hearing delayed by COVID-19 to prisoner challenging housing benefit temporary absence rules

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19 August, 2020 Open access

Communities Minister announces that legislation protecting renters in Northern Ireland from eviction is to be extended to 31 March 2021

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19 August, 2020

Scottish Government should aim for ‘world-leading’ system of support for disabled people, says Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security

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19 August, 2020

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland rules that provisions allowing widowed parent's allowance to be suspended when claimant began to cohabit, and to be terminated when she remarried, were not unlawful

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18 August, 2020 Open access

Access to Work scheme extended to provide extra support to disabled workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18 August, 2020

More than half of employers support the government’s policy of increasing the national living wage to two-thirds of median income

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17 August, 2020 Open access

Extension of SEISS to include some self-employed people whose 2018/2019 income was affected by pregnancy or parental responsibilities

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17 August, 2020

Scottish Government confirms that delayed Job Start Payment is open for applications from today

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17 August, 2020

More than two-fifths of Scottish Experience Panel members report a wholly negative experience of the PIP health assessment

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17 August, 2020 Open access

IPPR calls for a ‘Coronavirus Work Sharing Scheme’ to replace the CJRS, warning that three million jobs could be at risk wthout continued government support beyond October 2020

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17 August, 2020

High Court considers statutory provisions for the prohibition on disclosure of information by ACAS in the case of a former employee seeking unfair dismissal

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17 August, 2020

Call for evidence launched to identify ‘what it will take’ to roll out Housing First to the more than 16,000 people in England who need it

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17 August, 2020

Employment case law round up

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14 August, 2020

Court of Appeal considers whether ET had correctly assessed whether ‘material factors’ no longer justified unequal pay so that female employee could bring equal pay claim

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14 August, 2020 Open access

Individual bankruptcies and DROs fell by around 30 per cent in July 2020 compared to same month last year

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14 August, 2020 Open access

Current rate of statutory sick pay creates financial disincentive to self-isolate, says Royal Society

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