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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.

30 March, 2020 Open access

No social housing tenant in Northern Ireland will be evicted for non-payment of rent during coronavirus outbreak, Minister confirms

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30 March, 2020 Open access

Disability Benefits Consortium calls on government to introduce further measures to protect disabled people’s incomes during outbreak of coronavirus

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30 March, 2020

High Court considers prospects of success for a section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeal brought one day outside 21-day time limit

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30 March, 2020 Open access

Limiting of operations within the Upper Tribunal in Scotland and Northern Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic

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30 March, 2020

Amendments to secondary legislation in consequence of introduction of statutory parental bereavement leave and pay

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28 March, 2020 Open access

Changes to statutory sick pay in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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27 March, 2020 Open access

Government issues further guidance in relation to the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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27 March, 2020 Open access

Government writes to local authorities in England asking that they support rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless into appropriate accommodation by the end of the week

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27 March, 2020 Open access

HMCTS Chief Executive announces changes to operation of courts and tribunals buildings during coronavirus outbreak

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27 March, 2020 Open access

Increase of basic allowance of working tax credit for 2020/2021 in response to coronavirus

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27 March, 2020 Open access

Exception to the bar on carrying forward untaken leave under the Working Time Regulations as a result of the effects of coronavirus

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27 March, 2020 Open access

Suspension of requirement for local authorities to comply with duties to assess and meet care needs in Wales

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27 March, 2020 Open access

Master of the Rolls and Lord Chancellor issue new Practice Direction on staying possession proceedings in response to coronavirus outbreak

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27 March, 2020 Open access

HMCTS to suspend all ongoing housing possession action for initial period of 90 days from today

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27 March, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that judge misdirected herself by dismissing possession claim on basis that it was not inevitable that a lawful PSED assessment would reach the same decision to proceed as an inital unlawful assessment

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27 March, 2020

Uprating of, and miscellaneous amendments to, funeral expense assistance and young carers grants in Scotland

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27 March, 2020

Amendments to procedure and allocation of functions for First-tier Tribunal in Scotland

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