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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.

5 May, 2021

High Court considers whether a council’s Housing Allocation Scheme unlawfully discriminated against households with disabled members

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5 May, 2021

Communities Minister sets out plans to reform private rented sector in Northern Ireland

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5 May, 2021

Government confirms checking service already live in the DWP and HMRC to help people prove their immigration status granted through the EU Settlement Scheme

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5 May, 2021

Systemic problems could be contributing to volume of ESA and PIP decisions being overturned on appeal, says President of Appeal Tribunals in Northern Ireland

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5 May, 2021

Social welfare law-related pledges in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election party manifestos [Updated]

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4 May, 2021

Insolvency Service launches updated guidance for money advisers in relation to the Breathing Space Scheme

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4 May, 2021

Transfer of functions relating to gender pay gap information to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland

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4 May, 2021

Employment case law round up

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30 April, 2021

High Court rules that government’s ‘no recourse to public funds’ policy unlawfully fails to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

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30 April, 2021

DWP publishes ‘best endeavours’ guidance for cases where claimants are unable to undertake a telephone assessment for personal independence payment

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30 April, 2021

Bill that introduces powers relating to Statutory Debt Repayment Plans receives Royal Assent

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30 April, 2021

Court of Appeal considers whether an Employment Tribunal failed to assess if claimants’ mental impairments had ‘long term’ adverse effects after discriminatory acts

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30 April, 2021

Amendment of prescribed form for notice seeking possession of a property let on an assured tenancy or assured agricultural occupancy

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30 April, 2021

Government’s judicial review reforms would weaken citizens’ ability to get a fair and just outcome when the state acts unlawfully

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29 April, 2021 Open access

Permission granted for judicial review challenging government decision not to apply £20 per week Covid-19 ‘uplift’ to ESA claimants

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29 April, 2021

Government confirms more support for domestic abuse victims and their children as Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

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29 April, 2021

More than half of universal credit claimants receiving housings costs for private rented accommodation have rents that exceed LHA rates

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