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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.

24 February, 2021

Housing Ombudsman orders Woking Council to pay tenant £6,000 compensation after leaving her without gas supply for three years

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23 February, 2021

Cross-party group of MPs concludes that Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 has had a ‘devastating’ effect on the health and wellbeing of people on low incomes

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23 February, 2021

Government reiterates its commitment to change the six-month rule for terminally ill claimants, but says timetable for change will be set ‘in coming months’

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23 February, 2021 Open access

EHRC announces that enforcement action against employers failing to report gender pay gap will start on 5 October 2021

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23 February, 2021 Open access

Number of people claiming universal credit hits six million

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23 February, 2021

People with protected characteristics are more likely to be paying a ‘poverty premium’

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23 February, 2021

Financial Conduct Authority issues finalised guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers

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22 February, 2021

Court of Session considers whether a refusal by a local authority to accept an application for accommodation from a person who had previously refused offers of accommodation was unlawful

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22 February, 2021

Court of Appeal considers whether to hear appeal on points of law not previously raised by HMRC

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22 February, 2021

MHCLG to establish second headquarters in Wolverhampton

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22 February, 2021 Open access

Shadow Chancellor urges government to expand self-isolation support to help avoid a fourth lockdown

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22 February, 2021

Cross-party coalition of MPs calls for evidence from people with lived experience of using Housing First services

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22 February, 2021

Deaths of homeless people increased by more than a third in 2020

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22 February, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that the doctrine of ‘res judicata’ does not apply to internal trade union disciplinary decisions

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22 February, 2021

Employment case law round up

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19 February, 2021

Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ for purposes of relevant employment legislation

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19 February, 2021 Open access

Government legislates to renew the provisions in the Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021

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