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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 April, 2024

President of Appeal Tribunal in Northern Ireland expresses ‘considerable concern’ at number of decisions overturned at tribunal following receipt of further medical evidence

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29 April, 2024

Government launches Green Paper setting out plans to overhaul ‘one size fits all’ approach of the current disability benefits system

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29 April, 2024

Select Committee Chair ‘disappointed’ at DWP’s failure to notify Committee of significant change to universal credit roll-out timetable

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29 April, 2024

Court of Appeal rules that universal credit child element is not a social security family benefit for the purposes of Regulation (EC) 883/2004

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29 April, 2024

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

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26 April, 2024

MPs warn that significant number of vulnerable claimants may lose benefits by failing to migrate to universal credit

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26 April, 2024

Local authority concedes judicial review challenge to policy of not taking homelessness applications from people aged under 25

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26 April, 2024

Appointee’s failure to disclose duration of claimant’s hospital stay contributed to official error and made overpayment recoverable

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26 April, 2024

Transfer of power to make employment tribunal procedure rules from the Secretary of State to the Tribunal Procedure Committee

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26 April, 2024

NI Executive agrees 2024/2025 Budget that includes £45m for welfare reform mitigations

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25 April, 2024

UK has made no significant progress in addressing its ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people, UN Committee finds

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25 April, 2024

DWP has issued almost 100,000 civil penalties in respect of overpaid carer’s allowance since 2020, amounting to almost £5 million

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25 April, 2024

Amendment to Renters Reform Bill requiring an assessment of the county court possession system before abolishing section 21 evictions passed in House of Commons

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25 April, 2024

Government commits to issuing a code of practice in relation to DWP’s new powers to access claimants’ bank account data

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25 April, 2024

Court of Appeal rules that a council did not breach family’s Article 9 ECHR rights by making suitability decision without placing particular weight on their preference for a single-faith school

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25 April, 2024

DWP issues updated guidance to local authorities in England on the Household Support Fund from April to September 2024

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24 April, 2024

DWP says that large overpayments of carer’s allowance have arisen where claims were made before HMRC income alerts were introduced

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