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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 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

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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6 August, 2020

Four out of five social workers report that more than half the families they work with have been affected by benefit cuts

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5 August, 2020 Open access

People in the deepest level of poverty have experienced the largest negative employment impacts during the coronavirus pandemic

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5 August, 2020 Open access

Acas issues new advice to employers to help mitigate redundancies, following record increase in calls to its helpline in June and July 2020

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5 August, 2020 Open access

Relaxation of Discretionary Assistance Fund rules in Wales to continue until 31 March 2021

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5 August, 2020 Open access

Government needs to protect incomes of workers who are subject to local coronavirus lockdowns, says TUC

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4 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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4 August, 2020 Open access

Extending eligibility for SSP to cover people who are self-isolating in line with new guidance from Public Health England

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4 August, 2020

Correction of defect in regulations providing for two-week run-on of legacy benefits at start of universal credit claim

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4 August, 2020 Open access

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has paid out almost £34 billion since its launch in April 2020

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4 August, 2020 Open access

Select Committee repeats call for government to amend SMP earnings rules for pregnant workers wrongly sent home on SSP or unpaid leave during coronavirus crisis

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