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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.

26 July, 2021

Centre for Social Justice sets out proposals for Enforcement Conduct Authority to 'raise standards and protect vulnerable people', and ensure the enforcement agency is 'fit to meet the challenges of the coming decade'

More Debt news

26 July, 2021

DWP reminds local authorities of process to follow when Breathing Space moratorium applies to rent and council tax arrears recovered by deductions from benefits

More Welfare rights news

26 July, 2021

Treatment of Scottish child disability payment for the purposes of housing benefit

More Welfare rights news

26 July, 2021

Disregarding disability assistance and other devolved Scottish benefits as income or capital in the calculation of means-tested benefits

More Welfare rights news

26 July, 2021

Employment case law round up

More Employment case law

23 July, 2021 Open access

Universal credit claimants being notified via their online journal accounts today that the £20 uplift is to end in the autumn

More Welfare rights news

23 July, 2021

Supreme Court rules that change in wording of equality legislation has not altered burden of proof on claimant in first stage of employment discrimination case

More Employment case law

23 July, 2021

Minister confirms DWP has no plans to further review its handling of pre-appeal ‘offer’ calls made to PIP claimants in the past

More Welfare rights news

23 July, 2021

FOI response confirms universal credit system error that led to recoverable overpayments for some claimants affected by bedroom tax is now fixed

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23 July, 2021

Women and Equalities Committee launches inquiry on menopause discrimination in the workplace

More Employment news

23 July, 2021

Whether tribunal is always obliged to put perceived inconsistencies in evidence to claimant / whether tribunal is always obliged to make specific findings on regulation 4(2A) criteria

More Welfare rights case law

23 July, 2021

DWP responds to Social Security Advisory Committee’s November 2020 report on the Motability scheme

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23 July, 2021

DWP confirms funding allocations for local authorities joining the Housing Benefit Award Accuracy Initiative this month

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22 July, 2021

Ministry of Justice launches advice sector survey to inform its work to improve access to early legal support

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22 July, 2021

Around 60,000 new PIP claims made in 2020 have yet to be determined

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22 July, 2021

Court of Appeal confirms that a ‘demand’ for service charges for the purposes of section 20B(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 has to be a ‘contractually valid’ demand

More Housing case law

22 July, 2021

More than half of ESA and universal credit claimants would prefer their work capability assessment to be carried out over the telephone

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