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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.

3 July, 2020

Ensuring that family members of people of Northern Ireland have same access to child benefit and child tax credit as family members of Irish citizens

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3 July, 2020

Ensuring that family members of people of Northern Ireland have same access to housing or housing assistance as family members of Irish citizens

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3 July, 2020

Payment of non-static houseboat licence fee is an eligible cost for housing benefit purposes as it falls within regulation 12(1)(b) of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006

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3 July, 2020

Correction to Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020

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3 July, 2020

Abolition of charges levied on lenders receiving direct payments under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme

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2 July, 2020

Government launches consultation on post-EU reforms for British courts that proposes that the ability to depart from retained EU case law should be limited to more senior courts

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2 July, 2020 Open access

Treasury Committee chair seeks confirmation from Chancellor of whether CJRS or SEISS flexibilities might be introduced in response to local lockdowns

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2 July, 2020 Open access

More than two thirds of furloughed employees received wage top-ups from their employers in addition to CJRS payments during first two weeks of June

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2 July, 2020

Determining ‘ordinary residence’ disputes over which local authority is responsible for Mental Health Act aftercare provision following repeat hospital admissions

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2 July, 2020 Open access

Government issues further Treasury Direction in relation to the coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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2 July, 2020 Open access

Suspension of benefit conditionality extended to 7 August 2020 in Northern Ireland

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2 July, 2020

DWP confirms its commitment to consider reinstating legacy benefits of victims of fraudulent universal credit claims

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1 July, 2020 Open access

Flexible furlough scheme begins, allowing employers to bring back furloughed workers on a part-time basis

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1 July, 2020 Open access

As suspension of conditionality ends, DWP confirms that the claimant commitments of existing claimants will be reviewed and updated ‘as capacity allows’

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1 July, 2020 Open access

Government provides update on recovery plans drawn up by HMCTS in response to the coronavirus pandemic

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1 July, 2020 Open access

Government temporarily suspends provisions that prevent local authorities from providing emergency housing support to certain EEA rough sleepers

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1 July, 2020 Open access

Crisis publishes draft emergency legislation to end rough sleeping and homelessness during coronavirus pandemic

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