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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.

6 August, 2019

Court of Appeal considers how holiday pay should be calculated in respect of a worker who works irregular hours on a term-time only basis

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6 August, 2019

Government confirms appointment of new interim chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee

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5 August, 2019

Early Day Motion tabled seeking to annul universal credit managed migration regulations

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5 August, 2019

Employment case law round up

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2 August, 2019

Carers being punished for DWP’s own administrative failures, say MPs

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2 August, 2019

DWP issues guidance on Supreme Court decision that extension of Workers Registration Scheme was unlawful

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2 August, 2019

Cross-party group of MPs ‘extremely alarmed’ about low proportion of cases awarded arrears in review exercise following PIP Upper Tribunal decisions

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2 August, 2019

County Court does not have jurisdiction to determine allegations of discrimination in a statutory appeal brought under section 204 of the Housing Act 1996

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2 August, 2019

NICE publishes draft guidance aimed at improving wellbeing of unpaid carers

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1 August, 2019

75,000 households had their benefit capped as at May 2019, up 12 per cent on previous quarter

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1 August, 2019

Scottish Welfare Fund paid out £35 million in 2018/2019

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1 August, 2019

Court of Appeal considers whether employee who loses right to work in the UK is barred from bringing contract-based claims to the Employment Tribunal

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31 July, 2019

Almost 600,000 children are living in households affected by the two-child policy

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31 July, 2019

DWP has ‘no excuse' for a lack of understanding or transparency about the effects of welfare reform, say MPs

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30 July, 2019

SHRC granted leave to intervene in legal challenge to Serco's lock change policy to evict asylum seekers

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30 July, 2019

Baroness Stedman-Scott appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in the House of Lords

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30 July, 2019

Where a landlord has failed to comply with the PSED, court should consider whether compliance would have made a difference to the decision to seek possession

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