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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.

4 November, 2019

Employment case law round up

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1 November, 2019

More than £100 million paid out as universal credit advance payments during May 2019

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1 November, 2019

DWP announces new £10 million fund to help vulnerable people claim universal credit

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1 November, 2019

Proposed court reform could compromise justice for vulnerable people particularly those that are unrepresented, MPs warn

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1 November, 2019

Ignoring arrears of maternity allowance and armed forces independence payment in calculation of capital

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1 November, 2019

Ombudsman finds Somerset Council at fault for failing to increase direct payments to cover costs of paying carer to administer them

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1 November, 2019

Transfer of executive competence for disability benefits to the Scottish Government

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1 November, 2019

Amendment of social security and tax credit regulations to protect rights of third country nationals lawfully living and working in the UK after the UK exits the EU

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31 October, 2019

Legislative changes in Northern Ireland to give effect to agreements between UK and Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on citizens’ rights when the UK exits from the EU

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31 October, 2019

Extension of welfare mitigation payments in Northern Ireland will be a matter for the restored Executive Ministers

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31 October, 2019

Employment Minister Mims Davies announces she will stand down as Eastleigh MP at next election

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31 October, 2019

Regulator of Social Housing confirms that social housing rent increases will be limited to CPI plus one per cent from April 2020

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30 October, 2019

‘Families facing exceptional pressure’ is now the main reason for community care grant applications in Scotland

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30 October, 2019

Rapid rise in number of social security appeals has outstripped ability of Tribunals Service to recruit and train sufficient new panel members

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30 October, 2019

Google announces intention to only allow accredited debt services to advertise on its platform

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30 October, 2019

Effect of abolition of employment tribunal fees is having ‘inevitable impact’ on tribunal performance

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30 October, 2019

Specialist Employability Support programme fails to meet DWP targets for achieving job outcomes for participants

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