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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.

15 September, 2020

Property Chamber tribunal caseworkers approved to carry out all decisions that a judge may make except ‘substantive final decisions’

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15 September, 2020 Open access

PIP new claims and change of circumstances requests show gradual recovery to near-normal levels in quarter ending July 2020

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15 September, 2020 Open access

Black and minority ethnic workers have ‘shouldered more risk’ during coronavirus pandemic, says TUC

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15 September, 2020

Calculation and payment of housing benefit subsidy for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Government’s strategy of ‘mass testing’ for COVID-19 will require ‘structured financial and social support’ to promote self-isolation and mitigate impacts on inequalities

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Now is not the time to bring more claimants into Jobcentres, says Public and Commercial Services Union

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14 September, 2020

Communities Minister announces extension to Northern Ireland Executive’s Child Poverty Strategy

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14 September, 2020

Scottish Government launches consultation on detailed proposals for the regulation of short-term lets

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14 September, 2020 Open access

New Presidential Guidance issued in relation to remote and in-person employment tribunal hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic

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14 September, 2020

Government’s failure to increase take-up of pension credit is costing health and social care systems around £4 billion per year, says Independent Age

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Targeted continuation of Job Retention Scheme needed to prevent surge in unemployment in ‘close contact’ job sectors, says JRF

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14 September, 2020 Open access

Food bank use predicted to increase by as much as one and half times in final quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year

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14 September, 2020

Removal of requirement to submit a mandatory reconsideration prior to appeal for ESA claimants entitled to benefit pending appeal

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14 September, 2020

Employment case law round up

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11 September, 2020 Open access

DWP found to have breached health and safety rules by failing to implement workplace measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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11 September, 2020 Open access

Justice Committee seeks further information about protections for homeowners and tenants when stay on possession proceedings ends

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11 September, 2020

DWP Minister says that date for increasing the repayment period for universal credit advances cannot be brought forward from October 2021

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