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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.

11 August, 2020

Effective dates for awards superseded as a result of DWP’s review exercises following MH v SSWP and RJ & Ors v SSWP

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10 August, 2020 Open access

PCS to hold consultative ballot on government’s plans to extend opening hours of jobcentres and universal credit service centres from 30 November 2020

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10 August, 2020

Exception to the universal credit basic condition ‘not to be receiving education’ for those in receipt of a disability benefit

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10 August, 2020

High Court considers whether freehold property owner had his ‘main residence’ at the address so that he was liable for council tax ahead of the tenant who was also resident

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10 August, 2020 Open access

Exemption from shared accommodation rate of LHA for under 35s formerly accommodated through the ‘Everyone In’ initiative

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10 August, 2020

Employment case law round up

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7 August, 2020

Any reform of judicial review must be based on robust, empirical evidence, says Public Law Project

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7 August, 2020

Regulations limiting eligibility for universal credit are ‘really bad news for disabled students’, says Disability Rights UK

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7 August, 2020 Open access

SSAC to conduct rapid review of post-lockdown changes to social security benefits

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7 August, 2020

Whether DWP’s former practice of only providing tribunals with examples of least demanding work-related activities in ESA appeals was flawed

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7 August, 2020

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations announces new £1.5 million Homelessness Prevention Fund

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7 August, 2020

DWP confirms relaunch of its Housing Benefit Award Accuracy Initiative from October 2020

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7 August, 2020

Extending eligibility for SSP in Northern Ireland to cover people who are self-isolating in line with updated advice from the UK Chief Medical Officer

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6 August, 2020 Open access

‘Unprecedented’ increase of 665 per cent in the number of newly capped households on universal credit in the quarter to May 2020

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6 August, 2020 Open access

Work search and work availability requirements reintroduced from 3 August 2020 for new and existing claimants of jobseeker’s allowance in Northern Ireland

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6 August, 2020 Open access

Scottish Human Rights Commission calls for Scottish Government to do more to realise people’s human right to social security during COVID-19 pandemic

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6 August, 2020 Open access

Without urgent action, the current wave of redundancies is likely to increase the inequality faced by parents, carers and disabled people, Citizens Advice warns

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