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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.

5 November, 2019

Select Committee expresses ‘disappointment’ at government’s failure to adequately respond to its report on carer’s allowance overpayments

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5 November, 2019

Failure to consider impact of court reforms on vulnerable users risks undermining public confidence in justice system, say MPs

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5 November, 2019

Social Security Advisory Committee consults on whether Motability scheme is best way to support mobility needs of disabled people

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5 November, 2019

Government announces increase in the maximum amount for additional expenses within the funeral expenses payment from Spring 2020

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5 November, 2019

Contradiction between tribunal’s decision notice and statement of reasons and whether set aside complied with Procedure Rules

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5 November, 2019

69 per cent of single parent households subject to the benefit cap in Northern Ireland have at least one child under the age of five

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4 November, 2019

Government’s justification for two-child limit ‘does not stand up to scrutiny’ and policy should be reversed

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4 November, 2019

Social Security benefit and pension up-rating for 2020/2021 confirmed

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4 November, 2019

Tax credits, child benefit and guardian’s allowance up-rating 2020/2021

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4 November, 2019

President of Appeal Tribunals urges Department for Communities to consider seeking GP reports at early stages of all disability benefit appeals

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4 November, 2019

More ambitious National Living Wage increases recommended in independent report for government

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4 November, 2019

MHCLG launches £3.8 million Innovation and Enforcement Grant Fund to support action against criminal landlords

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4 November, 2019

Court of Appeal rules that ‘one succession’ rule for secure tenancies is not discriminatory

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4 November, 2019

MHCLG launches £15 million fund to provide support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation

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4 November, 2019

Court of Appeal rules that leaseholders of partially constructed flats in residential block were excluded from calculation of how many qualifying tenants were required to give valid notice to acquire freehold

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4 November, 2019

Disability pay gap increases to 15.5 per cent, equating to just over £3,000 less a year for disabled workers

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4 November, 2019

Commencement of Scotland’s devolved maternity, funeral and heating expenses payments

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