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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 May, 2022 Open access

Government issues new Homes for Ukraine guidance to help people find a sponsor in the UK

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6 May, 2022

Renters’ Reform Coalition urges government to deliver on 2019 promise to end ‘no fault’ evictions in next week’s Queen’s Speech

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5 May, 2022

Court of Appeal rules that council’s queuing system for applicants owed the main housing duty who needed to move from unsuitable accommodation was unlawful

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5 May, 2022

Guidance to representatives, tribunals and the DWP on the approach to obtaining information from an abusive partner to support a claim from the person fleeing abuse when a non-molestation injunction is in place

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5 May, 2022

DWP commissions review of measures used to assess material deprivation

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4 May, 2022

DWP engaging with ‘potential delivery partners’ to help it consider its strategy for providing support to universal credit claimants during 2023/2024

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4 May, 2022

DWP outlines plans to further develop its online services and claims processes for retirement, bereavement and care needs

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4 May, 2022

Government sets out details of ‘New Burdens’ down-payments made in relation to council tax energy rebate

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4 May, 2022

Dentures do not need to assist with both chewing and swallowing in order to count as an aid or appliance for taking nutrition

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4 May, 2022

Claimant’s move to different property during period of overpayment was not a ‘material fact’ and so landlord’s failure to notify the change did not lead to liability for recovery of the overpayment

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3 May, 2022

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland rules that an Industrial Tribunal deprived an unrepresented dyslexic claimant a fair hearing after refusing to adjourn to give her more time to prepare

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3 May, 2022

DWP issues updated guidance to local authorities in England on the Household Support Fund from April to September 2022

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3 May, 2022 Open access

Scottish self-isolation support grant reduced from £500 to £225 from 1 May 2022

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3 May, 2022

Social security commitments in the 2022 manifestos of the Northern Ireland political parties

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3 May, 2022

Debt commitments in the 2022 manifestos of the Northern Ireland political parties

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3 May, 2022

Housing commitments in the 2022 manifestos of the Northern Ireland political parties

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3 May, 2022

Employment commitments in the 2022 manifestos of the Northern Ireland political parties

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