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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 October, 2021

DWP Debt Management’s annual customer survey shows a 97 per cent satisfaction rate

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15 October, 2021

DWP reminds local authorities that they can use an online service to view registered lasting power of attorney details

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14 October, 2021

Application of personal independence payment activities and descriptors to a claimant who is a ‘functioning alcoholic’

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14 October, 2021 Open access

Northern Ireland Communities Minister announces continuation of agreement with social sector landlords not to evict tenants on basis of Covid-19-related rent arrears

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14 October, 2021 Open access

Tribunal drew unfair inference that claimant had opted for paper hearing to avoid questioning when, in fact, obvious inference was that he was shielding during first Covid-19 lockdown

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14 October, 2021

Eligibility for housing and homelessness assistance in Wales for specified persons who have come to the UK from Afghanistan or Hong Kong

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14 October, 2021 Open access

Assessing low income for purposes of self-isolation support grant in Scotland

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14 October, 2021

Housing Ombudsman launches consultation on Corporate Plan for 2022-2025

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13 October, 2021

Court of Appeal holds that ‘Proof of Payment Rule’ requiring universal credit claimants to pay for childcare upfront is not unlawful

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13 October, 2021 Open access

Proportion of private renters in arrears in spring 2021 was more than double its pre-pandemic rate

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13 October, 2021

Supreme Court rules that requirement for applicant to Employment Tribunal in Scotland to raise separate court action to freeze employer’s bank account is not contrary to EU law

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13 October, 2021

‘Unprecedented demand’ for social housing is creating a backlog of applications to join local authority waiting lists

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13 October, 2021

Health of one in five renters harmed by poor housing, says Shelter

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12 October, 2021

HMCTS announces award of contract for delivery of support for people who find it difficult to access online services

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12 October, 2021

For the purposes of a funeral expenses payment, a funeral is an event involving final disposal of the deceased’s body and ceremonies closely related to that in nature, time, and place

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12 October, 2021

Lump sum advance payments of earnings cannot be disaggregated and notionally attributed to other weeks beyond the period in which they were actually paid in order to meet the first contribution condition for new-style JSA

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12 October, 2021

Number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits decreased by more than 20 per cent in the year to August 2021

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