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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.

29 April, 2021

More than half of universal credit claimants receiving housings costs for private rented accommodation have rents that exceed LHA rates

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29 April, 2021

Essential that lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic inform decisions about the future direction of social security

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29 April, 2021

Insolvency Service issues new individual voluntary arrangement protocol

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28 April, 2021

DWP says it hopes to lay proposal for draft Remedial Order extending entitlement to widowed parent’s and bereavement benefits to cohabitees with children before Parliament’s Summer Recess

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28 April, 2021

Cabinet Office confirms that work is ‘well underway’ on the design of a new single sign-on and digital identity assurance system to succeed gov.uk Verify

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28 April, 2021

High Court considers proper approach to determining ‘ordinary residence’ disputes over responsibility for Mental Health Act 1983 after-care following repeat hospital detentions

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28 April, 2021

DWP confirms initial funding allocations for the second year of its Housing Benefit Award Accuracy Initiative

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28 April, 2021

Department for Communities publishes annual report on social security decision making and financial accuracy

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27 April, 2021

DWP exploring an approach to ‘encourage’ those who will benefit from moving to universal credit to do so voluntarily

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27 April, 2021

Fees in connection with appeals under the Breathing Space debt respite scheme

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27 April, 2021

Between them, Scottish local authorities spent just over half of their Scottish Welfare Fund budget allocation in the first nine months of 2020/2021

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26 April, 2021

DWP confirms plans to make first referrals to Restart Programme from July 2021

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26 April, 2021

Private hire firm refused permission to appeal Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision that drivers are entitled to workers’ rights

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26 April, 2021

High Court rules that council’s queuing system for applicants owed the main housing duty who needed to move from unsuitable accommodation was unlawful

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26 April, 2021

Employment case law round up

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23 April, 2021

Ten per cent of universal credit awards had a deduction for a tax credit overpayment in December 2020

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23 April, 2021 Open access

Ombudsman criticises Medway Council for leaving vulnerable teenager to live in tent during Covid-19 crisis

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