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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.

17 January, 2022

Court of Appeal rules that agreement allowing a partner in an accountancy firm to stay on beyond normal retirement date was a ‘once and for all event’ for the purposes of deciding whether a discrimination claim had been brought in time

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17 January, 2022

Prescribed model written statements for ‘occupation contracts’ under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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17 January, 2022

Employment case law round up

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14 January, 2022

Requirement that second homes in England must be let for a minimum of 70 days a year to qualify for a council tax exemption to be introduced from April 2023

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14 January, 2022

Less than 3 per cent of Flexible Support Fund expenditure in 2020/2021 supported claimants with childcare costs

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13 January, 2022

Parliamentary Ombudsman calls on government to ‘urgently rectify injustice’ to more than 118,000 claimants who were underpaid ESA on transfer from incapacity benefits

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13 January, 2022

Work and Pensions Committee uses parliamentary powers to obtain copy of DWP-commissioned research report after Secretary of State repeatedly refuses to publish it

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13 January, 2022 Open access

Welsh Government extends Tenancy Hardship Grant eligibility conditions to include rent arrears built up between July and December 2021

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13 January, 2022

Miscellaneous amendments to council tax reduction schemes in England for 2022/2023

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12 January, 2022

Supreme Court rules that leaseholders’ ‘right to manage’ one of ten blocks on an estate did not extend to management of shared estate facilities

More Housing case law

12 January, 2022

Government launches consultation on plans to reform the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales

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12 January, 2022

Increasing benefits by 6 per cent in April 2022 would prevent a £290 real fall in ongoing benefit income for 10 million households

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12 January, 2022

Welsh Government announces intention to implement the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on 15 July 2022

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12 January, 2022

Supplementary provisions to be incorporated into new ‘occupation contracts’ in Wales subject to provisions within Renting Homes Wales Act 2016

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12 January, 2022

Explanatory information for written statements of new ‘occupation contracts’ in Wales

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12 January, 2022

Requirement for landlord to ensure that dwelling is fit for human habitation under Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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12 January, 2022

Property Chamber issues practice statement on the matters a tribunal in England should consider when appointing a manager in order to resolve property management issues

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