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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.

21 June, 2022

More than 70,000 universal credit households came off the benefit cap following withdrawal of the £20 Covid-19 uplift

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21 June, 2022

Court of Appeal rules that general damages awarded for breach of repairing covenant are within category of case that can be subject to the 10 per cent uplift authorised in Simmons v Castle

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21 June, 2022

Tribunal Procedure Committee consults on making online system for filing documents mandatory for certain parties to Upper Tribunal proceedings

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21 June, 2022

Ombudsman finds severe maladministration in relation to how housing association handled hate-crime incident

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21 June, 2022

Local authorities face significant barriers to tackling poor conditions in the private rented sector, leading to a reactive rather than proactive service

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21 June, 2022

Scottish Government publishes Bill to transfer social care responsibility from local authorities to new National Care Service

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21 June, 2022

Number of council tax reduction recipients in Scotland down by seven per cent in March 2022 compared to previous year

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20 June, 2022

Government makes plans for ‘suitable, appropriate’ legislation to replace provision that will be lost by the repeal of the Vagrancy Act

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20 June, 2022

Buy Now Pay Later sector to be required to carry out affordability checks on new borrowers

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20 June, 2022

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

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17 June, 2022

Government says that it knows most claimants will not be in a position to take advantage of its new ‘benefits to bricks’ policy

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17 June, 2022

Government sets out ‘ambitious package of reforms’ to improve efficiency of housing cases in County Courts and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

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17 June, 2022

Contract awarded to Atos to deliver national IT services supporting PIP assessment providers as part of DWP’s new Functional Assessment Service

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17 June, 2022

High Court of Northern Ireland rules that a Health Trust was not in breach of its statutory duties to provide social care when it failed to deliver an agreed care package due to staff shortages

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17 June, 2022

Payments to local authorities for the Verify Earnings and Pension Alerts service 2022/2023

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16 June, 2022

Government publishes White Paper on reform of private rented sector that includes abolition of ‘no fault’ evictions

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16 June, 2022

European Court of Human Rights rejects complaint against housing association that reserved its housing for the Orthodox Jewish community

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