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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.

1 July, 2024

Northern Ireland Commissioner rules that tribunal faced with a breach of Convention rights arising from a provision of subordinate legislation should disapply that provision where possible

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1 July, 2024

Round-up of recent Upper Tribunal housing case law

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1 July, 2024

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

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28 June, 2024

Chair of Independent Review of ADP launches call for evidence from organisations that support claimants to help inform future recommendations

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28 June, 2024

Amendments to the Protected Trust Deed process in Scotland

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27 June, 2024

DWP’s algorithm for spotting housing benefit claims with high risk of fraud and error ‘seriously underperforms’

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27 June, 2024

Where a claimant has received both carer’s allowance and new-style ESA, the cared-for person is not entitled to a severe disability premium

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27 June, 2024

Number sleeping rough in London reached highest recorded level of almost 12,000 in 2023/2024

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27 June, 2024

Information Commisioner’s Office orders HM Treasury to disclose impact data on end of £20 universal credit uplift

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27 June, 2024 Open access

Election 2024: Almost 9 in 10 low-income families on universal credit went without essentials in May 2024

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26 June, 2024

New government must change law on maximum temperatures in the workplace, says trade union organisation

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26 June, 2024

Tribunal failed to give claimant opportunity to comment on website material it relied on to assess her disablement, and reached ‘perverse’ conclusion that she could carry out PIP activities ‘safely’

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26 June, 2024

Cancellation of up to £1,500 of a student’s living costs loan liability in Wales in the academic year 2024 /2025 

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25 June, 2024

Northern Ireland Commissioner confirms no provision for backdating attendance allowance prior to claim start date, even where delay in claim caused by official body

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25 June, 2024

Scottish Housing Minister sets out details of plans to improve housing outcomes for victim-survivors of domestic abuse

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25 June, 2024 Open access

PCS announces three further periods of strike action by security guards in jobcentres

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24 June, 2024

EU national did not retain worker status for reasons including ‘undue delay’ of three months before making universal credit claim

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