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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.

1 July, 2020 Open access

Poor housing is causing health problems for almost 16 million adults in Britain during lockdown, say leading housing organisations

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1 July, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that UK was not competent Member State in case where claim for carer’s allowance was made by claimant who had moved to Cyprus having lived and worked in UK

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1 July, 2020 Open access

Generation Rent calls on government to introduce £750 million Coronavirus Home Retention Scheme

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1 July, 2020 Open access

FCA confirms further support for users of consumer credit who are still experiencing payment difficulties due to coronavirus

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1 July, 2020

Scottish Government launches independent advocacy service to help disabled people to access Social Security Scotland benefits

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30 June, 2020 Open access

MHCLG updates statutory homelessness guidance on priority need, advising local authorities to account for impact of COVID-19 on vulnerability

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30 June, 2020

Run-on of universal credit in assessment period that claimant reaches state pension age

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30 June, 2020 Open access

Number of new universal credit claims during week to 23 June 2020 fell by around 10 per cent on previous week’s total

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30 June, 2020 Open access

Total value of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims rises to more than £25 billion

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30 June, 2020

NAO qualifies opinion on DWP accounts for 2019/2020 due to highest ever rate of overpayments

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30 June, 2020 Open access

Ofgem proposes formal requirement on energy suppliers to offer and monitor repayment rates based on a customer’s ability to pay

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30 June, 2020 Open access

Temporary amendment of tribunal procedure rules on access to recordings of remote hearings during coronavirus outbreak

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30 June, 2020

IPPR calls on government to adopt ‘living rent’ approach to help increase supply of affordable housing

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30 June, 2020

Scottish Government publishes first statistics on young carer grant applications and awards

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29 June, 2020 Open access

Conditionality and benefit sanctions to be reintroduced this week, Work and Pensions Secretary confirms

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29 June, 2020

High Court considers whether self-contained accommodation without a fridge, cooker or bed, is ‘suitable’ for homeless applicant within meaning of section 206 of the Housing Act 1996

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29 June, 2020 Open access

Wages element of pensions triple lock will lead to ‘outsized’ growth of state pension over next two years, Resolution Foundation warns

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