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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 May, 2022

First-tier Tribunal’s ignorance of fact that claimant was working in period after date of decision under appeal did not give grounds for supersession of the tribunal’s decision

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11 May, 2022 Open access

Equality and Human Rights Commission advises that whether long Covid amounts to a disability for Equality Act purposes will depend on the circumstances of individual cases

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11 May, 2022

Government launches consultation on legislation to ensure that seafarers are paid equivalent of national minimum wage when in UK waters

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11 May, 2022

Employment Tribunal Presidents issue joint Practice Direction on taking oral evidence by video or telephone from people located abroad

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11 May, 2022

Correction of minor errors and omissions in Scottish ‘working age’ council tax reduction regulations

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10 May, 2022

Government confirms reintroduction of a Renters Reform Bill that will include provision to abolish ‘no-fault’ section 21 evictions

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10 May, 2022

Government sets out plan for Bill to reform terminal illness provisions for claimants of disability benefits

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10 May, 2022

Queen’s Speech confirms government plan for a new Bill of Rights to ‘end the abuse of the human rights framework and restore some common sense to our justice system’

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10 May, 2022

Legislation to improve the regulation of social housing, strengthen the rights of tenants and ensure better quality, safer homes announced in Queen’s Speech

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10 May, 2022

EU Rights and Brexit Hub issues memo to Work and Pensions Committee on error in DWP guidance relating to rights of EU nationals with pre-settled status

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10 May, 2022

Welsh Government launches consultation on post-Covid-19 pandemic support for homeless people

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10 May, 2022

Exceptions to the ‘age 65 cut-off rules’ for changes to PIP entitlement that can enable a new mobility component award after a person reaches 65 years of age

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9 May, 2022

DWP confirms rollout of ‘managed migration’ of legacy benefit claimants to universal credit to begin in Bolton and Medway

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9 May, 2022

Government to widen the ban on exclusivity clauses to give lowest paid workers the choice to work multiple jobs

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9 May, 2022

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland upholds High Court decision that 13 week housing benefit temporary absence rules that apply to serving prisoners do not breach human rights law

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9 May, 2022

Government urged to increase benefit rates, as proportion of households cutting back on food or missing meals altogether jumps by 57 per cent in just three months

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9 May, 2022

DWP addresses confusion about when a new claim for housing benefit or pension credit can be made by a mixed-age couple

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