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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.

7 July, 2020 Open access

Almost a quarter of a million renters at risk of ‘COVID-eviction’ when government lifts ban

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7 July, 2020 Open access

Government says that some employers are reporting earnings incorrectly as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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7 July, 2020

Further regulations issued to give effect to reciprocal arrangements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in relation to universal credit

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7 July, 2020 Open access

Claims worth more than £35bn have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income schemes

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7 July, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that DWP did not fail to make reasonable adjustments and that there was no disability discrimination in its treatment of employee with sight problems

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6 July, 2020 Open access

DWP to recommence recovery of benefit related overpayments and social fund loans

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6 July, 2020 Open access

Government announces that ‘review and renewal activity’ is to resume for PIP and DLA

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6 July, 2020 Open access

Government should extend parental leave and pay for all new parents affected by COVID-19 pandemic, says Select Committee

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6 July, 2020

Access to income-related benefits for family members of people of Northern Ireland

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6 July, 2020

Karen Buck appointed as Shadow Work and Pensions Minister

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6 July, 2020

Employment case law round up

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3 July, 2020

Secretary of State confirms that DWP will not publish outcome of internal review of investigation processes relating to deaths of vulnerable claimants

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3 July, 2020 Open access

Ensuring that people who are shielding due to coronavirus are still entitled to SSP if they meet up with people outside their household

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3 July, 2020 Open access

DWP confirms that, as lockdown measures are lifted, no sanctions will be used until claimants have an up-to-date claimant commitment

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3 July, 2020

Tax credits claimants urged to carefully check renewal notices before 31 July after HMRC issues around a million notices without correct income figures

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3 July, 2020 Open access

Employment Minister confirms that claimants in England can now make appointment to see their work coach at a jobcentre if help can’t be given online or by phone

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3 July, 2020 Open access

Almost 100 carers organisations sign open letter to Work and Pensions Secretary calling for £20 weekly carer’s allowance supplement during coronavirus crisis

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