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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.

15 May, 2024

DWP confirms that it is developing an ‘enhanced notification strategy’ to alert carer’s allowance claimants to possible overpayments

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15 May, 2024

Almost a third of English local authorities are concerned that they will not be able to meet duties under the Care Act in 2025/2026

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15 May, 2024

Number of emergency food parcels distributed across the UK by the Trussell Trust has increased by more than 90 per cent over the past five years

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14 May, 2024

Less than half of legacy benefit claimants sent a migration notice between July 2022 and March 2024 have made a claim for universal credit

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14 May, 2024

57,000 adverse universal credit sanction decisions were made in January 2024

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14 May, 2024

People sleeping rough still at risk of criminalisation despite concessions, says Crisis

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13 May, 2024

Work and Pensions Secretary sets out DWP’s plans to scale up its ‘fight against fraudsters’

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13 May, 2024

Profoundly deaf JSA claimant awarded almost £50,000 in damages following discrimination claim against the DWP

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13 May, 2024

Government says it is ‘not acceptable’ for social housing providers to increase service charges ‘as a means of boosting rental revenue’

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13 May, 2024

Ombudsman finds council relied on ‘gatekeeping’ of services to delay provision of interim accommodation until a homeless family’s situation became desperate

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13 May, 2024

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

More Employment case law

13 May, 2024

Consequential amendments to secondary legislation to reflect the transition from attendance allowance to pension age disability payment in Scotland

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13 May, 2024

Department for Communities has ‘big questions to answer’ over carer’s allowance overpayments caused by ‘opaque’ earnings rules

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10 May, 2024

Select Committee calls on National Audit Office to investigate problems with carer’s allowance system

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10 May, 2024

Any future early legal advice pilot should be co-designed with advice stakeholders, and acknowledge value of existing services

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10 May, 2024

Government commits to ensuring that the Ombudsman has the skills and knowledge to handle disputes about whether landlords unreasonably refuse tenants’ requests to keep a pet

More Housing news

10 May, 2024

Increase in prescribed amount of overall indebtedness and the value of a vehicle that can be disregarded for the purposes of making a debt relief order

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