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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.

29 October, 2019

Government must act urgently to tackle use of NDAs in covering up cases of discrimination and harassment at work

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28 October, 2019

Scottish Government announces that time limit for requesting a redetermination of a decision relating to new disability assistance will be extended to 42 days

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28 October, 2019

Regulation of short-term letting sector in Scotland supported by majority of consultation responses

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28 October, 2019

Crutches as an aid for dressing or undressing if reasonably required by claimant who needs to stand to complete activity

More Welfare rights case law

28 October, 2019

High Court considers whether county court correctly assessed time limit to bring appeal and good reason for late appeal, pursuant to section 204 of the Housing Act 1996

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25 October, 2019

DWP’s ‘defensive, dismissive and trite’ response to Work and Pensions Committee’s survival sex inquiry was ‘not an isolated incident’

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25 October, 2019

Almost half of Scottish households with a universal credit award that includes the housing costs element have a direct payment to landlord arrangement in place

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25 October, 2019

High Court decides not to grant interim injunction in general terms to employer seeking to enforce non-compete clause against former employees

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24 October, 2019

European Court rules that bedroom tax unlawfully discriminates against woman living in a ‘Sanctuary Scheme’ home

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24 October, 2019

High Court considers compensation following ruling that transitional provisions for benefit claimants with an SDP who had transferred to universal credit were unlawful

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24 October, 2019

People with outstanding tax credit debts risk having the money forcibly recouped from their wages, warns LITRG

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24 October, 2019

Sheffield City Council to review blue badge applications following Ombudsman investigation

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24 October, 2019

Increasing numbers of people may be being sold debt solutions that don’t work for their circumstances

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24 October, 2019

Discretionary Assistance Fund should be available to universal credit claimants waiting for their first payment, says Welsh National Assembly Committee

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23 October, 2019

DWP investigations completed so far have uncovered almost £2 million in fraudulently claimed universal credit advances

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23 October, 2019

Disapplication of the Housing Benefit Rent Rebate Subsidy Limitation Scheme in England from April 2020

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23 October, 2019

Court of Appeal considers whether a person at risk of self-harming and suicide has priority need for homelessness accommodation on basis that they are vulnerable

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