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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.

25 November, 2020 Open access

Two-thirds of self-employed people eligible to claim the second SEISS grant made a claim in the application window that closed on 19 October 2020

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25 November, 2020

Specialist Employability Support programme failed to meet DWP targets for achieving job outcomes for participants

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24 November, 2020

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Act 2020 gains Royal Assent

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24 November, 2020

Almost 6,000 people received a Funeral Support Payment in Scotland during its first full year

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24 November, 2020 Open access

Survey of more than 100 councils in England shows sharp increase in requests for social care during coronavirus pandemic

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24 November, 2020 Open access

Many councils have serious concerns about whether they can provide adequate emergency accommodation during the cold weather, warns LGA

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23 November, 2020 Open access

Government says it has ‘no plans’ to change the benefit cap grace period

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23 November, 2020 Open access

Northern Ireland Finance Minister announces new one-off heating payment as part of further COVID-19-related funding allocations

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23 November, 2020 Open access

COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that social security benefit rates ‘bear no relation’ to actual costs of making ends meet, says IPPR

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23 November, 2020 Open access

One in seven older people have had social care support reduced or withdrawn since start of COVID-19 pandemic

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23 November, 2020

Procedure for proving authorisation of surveillance evidence before First-tier Tribunal where matter was in issue on the appeal

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23 November, 2020

Employment case law round up

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20 November, 2020 Open access

Treasury Committee renews call for government to fill ‘significant gaps’ in support offered by CJRS and SEISS

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20 November, 2020

Government confirms that EEA and Swiss citizens are to only have online access to evidence of their immigration status, and will no longer be issued with biometric cards

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20 November, 2020 Open access

Scottish Government estimates that 60,000 claimants in Scotland will be pushed into poverty if emergency coronavirus-related benefit increases are withdrawn in April 2021

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20 November, 2020

Home Office has a long way to go before it delivers what it promised on the provision of accommodation and essential services for asylum seekers, MPs warn

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20 November, 2020

Bill to introduce further regulation of supported accommodation sector receives first reading in the House of Commons

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