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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.

13 August, 2019

2.4 per cent of universal credit claimants subject to conditionality had a sanction applied to their benefit during May 2019

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13 August, 2019

Almost half of self-employed adults aged 25 and over are earning less than the minimum wage

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12 August, 2019

DWP says it will not implement High Court ruling relating to assessment of earned income under universal credit while case is ongoing

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12 August, 2019

Best Start payment card launched in Scotland

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12 August, 2019

Court of Appeal considers extent to which judgments of the ET and EAT should be redacted to anonymise the disabilities of the claimant

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9 August, 2019

Universal Credit Director General sets out basis for transitional payments to claimants who were previously entitled to SDP

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9 August, 2019

Scottish Government rejects MSP’s call to pay housing element of universal credit to landlords by default, but is open to making changes in future

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9 August, 2019

National Fraud Initiative pilot matching HMRC data to housing benefit claims reveals 21 per cent fraud and error rate

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9 August, 2019

DWP confirms that childcare costs will be accounted for if reported up to 30 days after end of universal credit assessment period

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9 August, 2019

Tribunal made insufficient findings of fact about whether claimant, who was sanctioned after refusing to confirm personal details held on Work Programme provider's computer, would have been willing to prove identity by other means

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8 August, 2019

Mortgage possession claims increase for fourth consecutive quarter following three year period of stability

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8 August, 2019

Where a person has become involuntarily unemployed after less than a year, self-employed status can be retained

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8 August, 2019

Claimant had right to reside following Supreme Court decision in Gubeladze / failure of DWP to provide accurate information about claim history to tribunal

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8 August, 2019

A tribunal's failure to consider adjustments to assist a vulnerable claimant give evidence amounted to error of law / whether reference to definition of vulnerable adult in Practice Direction is ambulatory

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8 August, 2019

Northern Ireland Court of Appeal rules that disabled applicant faced discrimination when employer failed to make reasonable adjustments to recruitment process

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7 August, 2019

NAWRA writes to Universal Credit Director General querying compensation paid to claimants previously entitled to an SDP

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7 August, 2019

Tribunal required to consider claimant's ability to manage entirety of a journey, including parts not accomplished by driving, for purposes of mobility activity 1

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