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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.

19 February, 2021

Scottish Government withdraws draft legislation on short-term lets licensing scheme

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19 February, 2021

Centre for Social Justice calls on government to ‘dramatically increase’ number of Housing First places in England

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19 February, 2021

Employment Bill amongst a number of pieces of legislation that need to be given ‘due priority’ in next Parliamentary Session

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19 February, 2021 Open access

More ‘ambitious’ benefit system needed to ensure that claimants are adequately supported as UK recovers from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic

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18 February, 2021 Open access

High Court rules that Self-Employment Income Support Scheme does not unlawfully discriminate against women who have taken leave relating to maternity or pregnancy

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18 February, 2021 Open access

Chancellor needs to act now to avoid renters being scarred by debts they have no hope of clearing

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18 February, 2021 Open access

DWP confirms that it has ‘increased the range of outcomes’ that can be provided following a telephone work capability assessment

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18 February, 2021

Assessment of income and capital for the purposes of charging for residential care in Scotland

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18 February, 2021

‘Now or never’ for social care reform after so many ‘false dawns’, says Chair of Health and Social Care Committee

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18 February, 2021

Uprating of war pensions for 2021/2022

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17 February, 2021

Coroner issues ‘Report to Prevent Future Deaths’ to DWP and Capita following findings that their failings contributed to death of claimant

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17 February, 2021 Open access

Continuing with planned cut to £20 uplift of universal credit will ‘overwhelmingly hit incomes of working and disabled people’, says Fabian Society

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17 February, 2021 Open access

Welsh Government extends Self-Isolation Support Scheme to June 2021 and widens eligibility criteria

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17 February, 2021 Open access

Scottish Government announces new £100 Covid Spring Hardship Payment for low income families

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16 February, 2021

High Court considers whether deeming provisions in section 24(5) of the National Assistance Act 1948 resulted in a person's local authority remaining liable to fund a residential placement in another area

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16 February, 2021 Open access

Resolution Foundation calls on government to follow Scotland and Wales in establishing a tenant loan scheme to support renters in England who have fallen into arrears during pandemic

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15 February, 2021 Open access

Ban on bailiff evictions in England to be extended for 6 weeks to 31 March 2021

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