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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.

28 November, 2023

Supreme Court gives guidance on extent to which budgetary constraints should be taken into account by court in deciding whether to order local authority to comply with homelessness duty

More Housing case law

28 November, 2023

High Court rules that a council’s decision not to exercise discretion to provide interim accommodation to a vulnerable claimant pending outcome of a statutory review was unlawful

More Housing case law

28 November, 2023

DWP issues reminder that pension credit claims made by 10 December 2023 could bring in entitlement to extra £300 cost of living payment due to backdating rules

More Welfare rights news

28 November, 2023

Ombudsman finds local authority at fault for services provided by nursing home that failed to take account of resident’s cultural needs

More Community care news

27 November, 2023

Chancellor creates confusion over future of Household Support Fund in 2024/2025

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27 November, 2023

Senior Coroner promises ‘full and fearless’ second inquest into death of Jodey Whiting

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27 November, 2023

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

More Employment case law

27 November, 2023

Scottish Social Justice Secretary expresses ‘deep concern’ about UK Government’s proposed changes to work capability assessment

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24 November, 2023

Using discretionary powers to help HMO tenants and those in receipt of an infected blood compensation payment with their council tax bills

More Housing news

24 November, 2023

Workforce Information (Ethnicity) Bill receives first reading

More Employment news

24 November, 2023

Rise in energy price cap from January 2024 ‘will only add to pressure’ on households struggling with energy debts

More Debt news

24 November, 2023

Ofgem consults on proposals to reduce price difference between standing charges for people with prepayment meters and those who pay by direct debit

More Debt news

24 November, 2023

Council tax help for those with a Homes for Ukraine immigration permission who are not living with a sponsor

More Housing news

23 November, 2023

Government to freeze LHA rates again from 2025/2026 after announcing an increase for next year in yesterday’s Autumn Statement

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23 November, 2023

OBR forecasts that LCWRA caseload will reduce by more than 370,000 by 2028/2029 as a result of government’s proposed changes to the WCA

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23 November, 2023

Government tables amendments to Data Protection Bill to allow the DWP to carry out regular checks on benefit claimants’ bank accounts

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23 November, 2023

Learning and Work Institute and Carers Trust call on government to exempt young adult carers from full-time education rule in carer’s allowance

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