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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.

15 February, 2021

Uprating of tax credits, child benefit and guardian’s allowance from April 2021

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15 February, 2021

MHCLG confirms allocation of £125 million to councils in England to support victims of domestic abuse

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15 February, 2021 Open access

Government has provided ‘scant justification’ for not addressing ‘hard edges’ of coronavirus support schemes that have excluded key groups of working people

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15 February, 2021 Open access

Role of financial support in helping to address barriers to people adhering to the need to self-isolate

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15 February, 2021

National Insurance earnings limits and thresholds for 2021/2022

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15 February, 2021

Employment case law round up

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12 February, 2021 Open access

‘Substantial rent arrears’ exception allowing evictions during Covid suspension period does not apply where possession order made under section 21 even when rent arrears money order made at same time

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12 February, 2021

Introduction of child disability payment in place of disability living allowance for children and young people in Scotland

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12 February, 2021

House of Lords votes in favour of motion regretting that removal of SDP gateway will result in claimants moving to universal credit without being fully compensated for loss of premium

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12 February, 2021

Government consults on broadening National Fraud Initiative data matching powers

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12 February, 2021

Welsh Senedd passes amendment to Renting Homes Fees Act to correct legislative error leading to social landlords being unable to apply service charges for certain types of tenancy

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12 February, 2021

DWP says that it is writing to claimants with Post Office card accounts to inform them that the service is closing and to request alternative account details

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12 February, 2021

Fear of encountering dogs out of doors is relevant, in principle, to claimant’s ability to follow the route of a journey for PIP mobility component purposes

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12 February, 2021

Government confirms it will continue to pay the former Independent Living Fund recipient grant to local authorities in England in 2021/2022

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11 February, 2021

Government launches Health and Care white paper proposing stronger integration of health and social care services in England

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11 February, 2021

Organisations across employment rights sector call on Business Secretary to extend redundancy protection to pregnant women and new mothers

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11 February, 2021 Open access

Financial Conduct Authority finds Covid-19 pandemic has left more than a quarter of UK adults with low financial resilience

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