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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.

27 March, 2020

Continuation of ESA and housing benefit transitional addition in Northern Ireland beyond 4 April 2020

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27 March, 2020

Local authorities to receive more than £1 million in additional funding for costs of administering SDP Gateway in 2019/2020

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Chancellor announces new self-employment income support scheme for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Coronavirus Act sets minimum three month notice period for eviction for statutory tenants in the private and social rented sectors

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Coronavirus Act puts in place measures that replace local authority Care Act duties to assess care and support needs, with a power to meet those needs

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26 March, 2020 Open access

President of Employment Appeal Tribunal sets out measures to be followed during coronavirus outbreak

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Debt charities call for bailiff action to be suspended during coronavirus outbreak

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Valuation Office Agency sets out LHA rates for 2020/2021 following Chancellor's announcement of new package of financial support for people affected by coronavirus

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Discretionary support grants for those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Ireland

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26 March, 2020 Open access

Upper Tribunal Chamber President issues Direction to stay all tribunal proceedings for 21 days

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26 March, 2020

Benefit uprating and social security contribution rates for 2020/2021

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26 March, 2020

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates and pay calculation rules from April 2020

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Coronavirus Bill completes its passage through both Houses of Parliament and receives Royal Assent

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Verification process for universal credit is facing ‘capacity challenges’ as almost half a million claims are made in just nine days

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Making universal credit advances non-recoverable is ‘operationally not feasible’

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Department for Communities in Northern Ireland suspends reviews and assessments for health and disability benefits for three months

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Commons Select Committee warns that protection from eviction measures in Coronavirus Bill do nothing to protect those already subject to eviction processes

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