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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.

25 March, 2020 Open access

Scottish Government calls for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be extended to the self-employed

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Resolution Foundation calls on government to raise contributory JSA and ESA rates and reform universal credit capital limits in response to coronavirus outbreak

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25 March, 2020 Open access

Government deposits illustrative regulations relating to Coronavirus Bill in House of Commons Library

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25 March, 2020

Court of Appeal considers question of the date at which probability of domestic violence should be assessed by a local authority when determining intentional homelessness

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25 March, 2020

Approval and designation of client money protection schemes for property agents in England

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24 March, 2020 Open access

It’s proving ‘problematic’ to design a system of support for self-employed people impacted by the coronavirus outbreak

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24 March, 2020 Open access

Government issues guidance to local authorities on £500 million council tax hardship fund

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24 March, 2020 Open access

Scottish Government says it will meet additional costs incurred by local authorities in increasing support and staff capacity in social care

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24 March, 2020 Open access

Requirement on employers to report gender pay gap data suspended due to coronavirus outbreak

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24 March, 2020

Social security benefits up-rating in Northern Ireland

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23 March, 2020 Open access

Select Committee questions Secretary of State about ‘alternative arrangements’ for disability assessments in light of the coronavirus outbreak

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23 March, 2020 Open access

Amendments to ESA and universal credit in response to the coronavirus outbreak

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23 March, 2020 Open access

Public access to jobcentres to be restricted, with 10,000 staff moved to focus on processing new claims

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23 March, 2020 Open access

Sickness and disability benefit reviews and reassessments suspended for the next three months as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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23 March, 2020 Open access

Amendment of SSP regulations in Northern Ireland as a result of updated public health guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

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23 March, 2020 Open access

Failure to maintain Debt Arrangement Scheme payments in Scotland will not lead to revocation of the Arrangement if causally linked to coronavirus

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23 March, 2020

Tribunal erred in law by considering whether claimant was properly referred to the Work Programme when this was not an issue raised on the appeal

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