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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 July, 2021

Unions call for ‘urgent reset’ in government’s approach to LGBT employment rights

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19 July, 2021

Equality and Human Rights Commission launches inquiry on the right to challenge decisions about adult social care

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19 July, 2021

DWP facing legal challenge to PIP hospital rules that remove entitlement after stays of more than 28 days

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19 July, 2021

Employment case law round up

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16 July, 2021 Open access

HMCTS outlines plans to increase capacity across courts and tribunals in England following the removal of the legal requirement for social distancing from next week

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16 July, 2021 Open access

Early expiry of provisions that have downgraded local authority duties to assess and meet care needs during Covid-19 outbreak in England

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16 July, 2021

Amendment of Winter Fuel Payment Regulations and social security reciprocal arrangements in Northern Ireland in consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU

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16 July, 2021 Open access

Early expiry of provisions that have enabled local authorities in Wales to determine whether to comply with duties to assess and meet care needs during Covid-19 outbreak

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15 July, 2021

CJEU rules that, while legislation excluding EU citizens with pre-settled status from universal credit is not contrary to EU law, competent authority must check that refusal of assistance does not infringe individual's right to human dignity

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15 July, 2021

DWP lays draft Remedial Order to extend bereavement benefits to surviving cohabiting partners with children

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15 July, 2021

Social Security Scotland publishes new special rules terminal illness guidance ahead of first devolved disability assistance claims

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15 July, 2021

Customer facing staff should not be excluded from access to ‘hybrid’ working, PCS tells DWP

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15 July, 2021

More than 300,000 households are affected by the two-child policy, according to new DWP statistics

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15 July, 2021

Number of people claiming unemployment related benefits decreased by more than 11 per cent in the year to May 2021

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15 July, 2021

Ombudsman finds local authority acted outside statutory guidance in applying a blanket charge to cover administration costs for managing a care package

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15 July, 2021

Ombudsman finds council at fault a second time for not taking over payment of care home top-up fees for resident’s family

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14 July, 2021

DWP concedes judicial review challenge to practice of making ‘offers’ to disabled claimants awaiting First-tier Tribunal appeal hearing

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