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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.

11 October, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that universal credit benefit cap earnings assessment is not irrational and unlawful in the case of a four-weekly paid claimant

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11 October, 2021

Scottish Government publishes progress update on Ending Homelessness Together action plan

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11 October, 2021

DWP issues amending regulations to clarify when benefit sanctions can be escalated

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11 October, 2021

Amendments to social security regulations in Northern Ireland in relation to rights of third-country nationals lawfully living and working in the UK after exit from the EU

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11 October, 2021

Employment case law round up

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8 October, 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill passed unanimously by Scottish Parliament

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8 October, 2021

Exception to bedroom tax for claimants living in a social sector property that has been adapted under a sanctuary scheme

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8 October, 2021

Retaining measures in expired Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction concerned with permanent changes to the way insolvency business is handled in the courts

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8 October, 2021

Housing Ombudsman makes two findings of severe maladministration concerning housing association’s failure to deal with damp and mould in tenant’s home

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7 October, 2021 Open access

Household Support Fund should primarily be used for essential costs but may be used for housing costs in ‘exceptional cases of genuine emergency’, says DWP

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7 October, 2021

DWP issues guidance on claimants without a status under the European Union Settlement Scheme at end of application grace period on 30 June 2021

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7 October, 2021

Social Security Advisory Committee sets out its strategic objectives for 2021/2022

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7 October, 2021

Scottish Government to go ahead with protections within children’s rights legislation despite Supreme Court ruling that parts of it falls outside competence of Scottish Parliament

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7 October, 2021

Welsh Government launches new jobs programme to create ‘life-changing opportunities’ for 16 to 18 year olds

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7 October, 2021

Communities Committee in Northern Ireland launches call for evidence on Private Tenancies Bill

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6 October, 2021

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions granted general extension of time for pre-hearing case management actions in the Upper Tribunal

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6 October, 2021

Renumbering of provisions within the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 relating to the duty on Ministers to consider effects of inflation in uprating devolved benefits

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