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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.

14 July, 2021

Around 14,000 ‘initial claimants’ are being prioritised for a face-to-face work capability assessment having been unable to have one via other channels during the pandemic

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13 July, 2021 Open access

Welsh Government extends Self-Isolation Support Scheme to March 2022

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13 July, 2021 Open access

Reintroduction of the universal credit minimum income floor in Northern Ireland over the 12 months to 31 July 2022

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12 July, 2021 Open access

Cross-party scrutiny committee summons Covid Vaccine Minister to address concerns about proposed vaccination of care home staff as a condition of employment

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12 July, 2021

‘No wrong door’ approach to universal credit among key reforms needed to fix failures of current benefit system

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12 July, 2021

Employment case law round up

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9 July, 2021

Supreme Court unanimously rules that two-child limit is not incompatible with rights under Articles 8, 12 or 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights

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9 July, 2021 Open access

Social Security Advisory Committee raises concerns about DWP’s approach to reintroducing the MIF to universal credit

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9 July, 2021 Open access

Less than a third of Kickstart vacancies have been filled more than 9 months after scheme’s £2 billion launch

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9 July, 2021

‘Wasted decade’ has seen social care system stagnate while those in many other countries have been modernised and strengthened

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9 July, 2021

Government must not make changes to the Human Rights Act that would make it harder for people to enforce their rights and expose the government and agencies to more judgments against them

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9 July, 2021

Reversion of DLA past presence test to 26 out of 52 weeks for children aged between 3 and 16

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9 July, 2021

Deductions from universal credit to collect court fines in Northern Ireland

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8 July, 2021

DWP confirms intention to extend terminal illness provision in social security benefits

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8 July, 2021 Open access

Reintroduction of the universal credit minimum income floor over the 12 months to 31 July 2022

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8 July, 2021 Open access

Disregard of payments under the Covid Local Support Grant and equivalent Devolved Administration schemes when calculating income for tax credits purposes

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8 July, 2021

DWP provides update on PIP and work capability health assessment video pilots

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