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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.

13 August, 2020 Open access

New government statistics confirm unprecedented drop in all types of possession actions in England and Wales following steps taken in response to coronavirus pandemic

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13 August, 2020 Open access

House of Lords Constitution Committee launches call for evidence on operation of courts and tribunals in response to coronavirus pandemic

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13 August, 2020 Open access

Scottish Government confirms intention to extend six month notice of eviction requirement to March 2021

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13 August, 2020

Ombudsman finds London Council at fault for multiple failings in its assessment process for Blue Badge scheme applications

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13 August, 2020 Open access

Scottish Parliamentary Committee launches inquiry on care and support at home and issues brought to the fore by COVID-19 pandemic

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12 August, 2020 Open access

Carers UK warns that government’s ‘continual failure’ to tackle social care reform is now impacting the wider workforce in England

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12 August, 2020

Whether non-EEA claimant with permanent residence who is a former spouse of EEA national is required to meet qualifying conditions relating to family members who can retain right of residence

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12 August, 2020 Open access

Decent work should be at heart of the UK’s recovery from coronavirus, says TUC

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12 August, 2020 Open access

Government must take action to help older workers back to work after COVID-19, says Learning and Work Institute

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12 August, 2020 Open access

Homelessness and rough sleeping will soar unless government maintains 2020/2021 level of funding over course of current parliament, says Salvation Army

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11 August, 2020

Denial of bereavement support payment to family of a deceased woman who had been unable to work and pay NI contributions due to severe disability breached ECHR

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11 August, 2020 Open access

Total value of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme now stands at more than £34 billion

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11 August, 2020 Open access

Number of new claims being made for universal credit has reduced to pre-pandemic levels

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11 August, 2020 Open access

‘Bold and immediate action’ needed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that people’s incomes are maximised and that people know their rights

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11 August, 2020 Open access

Welsh Government increases funding for its coronavirus homelessness response to £50 million

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11 August, 2020 Open access

TUC calls for government to extend job retention scheme as today’s labour market figures show 730,000 fewer employees in paid employment

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11 August, 2020 Open access

Proportion of universal credit claimants subject to conditionality who had a sanction deduction applied to their benefit during May 2020 dropped to 0.73 per cent

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