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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.

16 September, 2020 Open access

FCA outlines proposals to ensure that firms provide tailored support to users of consumer credit and overdrafts who continue to face payment difficulties due to coronavirus

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16 September, 2020

Ombudsman calls on government to use planned social care reforms to ensure providers advise people how to complain

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16 September, 2020 Open access

Welsh Government announces intention to extend six month notice of eviction requirement to March 2021

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16 September, 2020 Open access

Contingency arrangements in the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic extended to March 2021

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16 September, 2020 Open access

Mayor of London calls for freeze on private rents for two years

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15 September, 2020

DWP provides update on what it is doing to reimburse up to 130,000 married women who may have lost out on state pension entitlement as a result of its falure to apply an automatic uplift

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15 September, 2020

Nearly 8 million people in England have some form of housing need

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15 September, 2020 Open access

Labour Party leader calls for a ‘life raft’ of targeted support to replace the Job Retention Scheme while the UK remains in the ‘choppy waters’ of COVID-19

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15 September, 2020

New Presidential Guidance issued in relation to the use of the Welsh language in legal proceedings

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15 September, 2020

Property Chamber tribunal caseworkers approved to carry out all decisions that a judge may make except ‘substantive final decisions’

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15 September, 2020 Open access

PIP new claims and change of circumstances requests show gradual recovery to near-normal levels in quarter ending July 2020

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15 September, 2020 Open access

Black and minority ethnic workers have ‘shouldered more risk’ during coronavirus pandemic, says TUC

More Employment news

15 September, 2020

Calculation and payment of housing benefit subsidy for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Government’s strategy of ‘mass testing’ for COVID-19 will require ‘structured financial and social support’ to promote self-isolation and mitigate impacts on inequalities

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Government’s refusal to disregard COVID-19 compensation payments for means-tested benefit purposes is ‘lacking in reason and compassion’, says Shadow Secretary of State

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Now is not the time to bring more claimants into Jobcentres, says Public and Commercial Services Union

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14 September, 2020

Communities Minister announces extension to Northern Ireland Executive’s Child Poverty Strategy

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