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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.

10 May, 2024

Ending homelessness should sit alongside new First Minister’s ambition to end child poverty in Scotland ‘as a top priority’

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9 May, 2024

Transfer of tax credits claimants over state pension age to universal credit or pension credit

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9 May, 2024

Preserving existing protection for mixed-age couples on them being issued with a universal credit migration notice

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9 May, 2024

DWP confirms that it plans to begin notifying ESA claimants of their move to universal credit in September 2024

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9 May, 2024

DWP confirms that Work and Health Programme will continue to be delivered until July 2026

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9 May, 2024

Administrative exercise to correct state pension payments has not uncovered widespread error caused by DWP’s failure to take action when notified of a claimant’s divorce

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9 May, 2024

Government’s response to need for greater protection for tenants in unhealthy homes ‘lacks urgency’

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9 May, 2024

DWP undertaking research to explore options for enabling appointees to complete PIP forms online

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9 May, 2024

CPAG Scotland ‘hugely encouraged’ by Scotland’s new First Minister’s child poverty pledge

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9 May, 2024

Increase in the universal credit administrative earnings threshold in Northern Ireland from 13 May 2024

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8 May, 2024

Government launches consultation on removing option for child maintenance calculated by CMS to be paid through Direct Pay service

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8 May, 2024

DWP launches online Access to Work service as part of ‘commitment to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace’

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7 May, 2024

Government announces the 15 areas that will trial its new WorkWell integrated health and work advice service from October 2024

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7 May, 2024

PCS calls for jobcentres affected by security guard strikes to remain closed to ensure safety of DWP staff and the public

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7 May, 2024

Government strengthens Homelessness Code of Guidance to reduce the number of care leavers found intentionally homeless

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7 May, 2024

Lords Committee criticises ‘inexplicable’ lack of data evaluating previous AET increases in light of new regulations that implement a further increase this month

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7 May, 2024

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

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