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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.

23 April, 2021

Claimant qualifies for highest-scoring descriptors under Activity 8 and Activity 10 if they are unable to accomplish what is involved in next highest-scoring descriptor

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23 April, 2021

DWP issues further guidance to clarify the operation of the debt respite ‘Breathing Space’ scheme as it relates to deductions from welfare benefits

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23 April, 2021

DWP’s response to pension underpayment issue affecting tens of thousands of women ‘is simply not good enough’

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22 April, 2021

Government suffers defeat in the Lords on vote on recourse to public funds for victims of domestic abuse

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22 April, 2021

Miscellaneous amendments to tax credit and child benefit legislation

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22 April, 2021

Extending right not to be subject to detriment in health and safety cases to ‘gig economy’ workers in Northern Ireland

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22 April, 2021

Trussell Trust reports an alarming 128 per cent  rise in need for emergency food over the last five years

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22 April, 2021

More than 95,000 households in England were in temporary accommodation at 31 December 2020, according to new government statistics

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21 April, 2021

DWP plans to complete review exercise to correct its failure to apply automatic state pension uplift to certain married people, widows and over-80s by the end of 2023

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21 April, 2021

Public Law Project urges Office for Statistics Regulation to examine use of statistics in government’s ongoing judicial review reform

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21 April, 2021 Open access

MHCLG housing survey highlights changing circumstances of households in England through the Covid-19 pandemic

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21 April, 2021

Home Office issues guidance on amendments to Immigration Rules which added rough sleeping to the discretionary grounds for refusal or cancellation of permission to be in the UK

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21 April, 2021 Open access

Amendments to regulations setting out how a week’s pay is calculated for purposes of calculating statutory payments for furloughed workers

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20 April, 2021 Open access

Further extension of period over which Covid-19-related easements to benefit rules remain in force

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20 April, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that employment tribunal erred in ordering employer to re-engage employee in role it had ‘genuine and rational belief’ he would not be capable of fulfilling

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20 April, 2021 Open access

Around half a million people entitled to universal credit at start of pandemic did not claim it

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20 April, 2021

DWP acknowledges that some PIP claimants on fixed-term awards without a review date are now ‘falling out of payment’ before renewal decisions can be made

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