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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.

11 September, 2020 Open access

MPs urge Chancellor to ‘carefully consider’ targeted extensions to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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11 September, 2020 Open access

Cross-party coalition of MPs calls for government to extend measures introduced to support claimants during pandemic, and fix structural issues within universal credit

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10 September, 2020 Open access

Motion calling on the government to abandon its ‘one-size-fits-all’ withdrawal of the Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes defeated in the Commons

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10 September, 2020 Open access

Government outlines ‘comprehensive measures’ to support renters affected by COVID-19 through the autumn and winter

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10 September, 2020

DWP launches ‘rapid recruitment plan’ to get thousands of new Work Coaches in place by next month

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10 September, 2020

Bill to require large HMOs to provide a nominated person to be responsible for residents on a 24/7 basis receives first reading

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10 September, 2020

Two-thirds of people who were seen sleeping rough in London last year were doing so for the first time

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10 September, 2020 Open access

Government’s NHS Test and Trace system risks failure unless ministers fix ‘gaping hole’ in sick pay safety net

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10 September, 2020

Scottish Government rejects Social Security Commission’s call to work towards automatic awards of Scottish Child Payment

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10 September, 2020 Open access

New universal credit claimants have seen a 40 per cent fall in their net income during the COVID-19 crisis

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10 September, 2020

Council criticised for delay in reviewing suitability of accommodation for disabled man and for not having housing procurement policy in place to secure suitable property

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10 September, 2020 Open access

Measures to protect private tenants in Northern Ireland from eviction extended to 31 March 2021

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9 September, 2020 Open access

Commons Petitions Committee ‘extremely disappointed’ at government’s rejection of its recommendation to extend paid maternity leave in light of COVID-19 pandemic

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9 September, 2020

County Court rules that letting agent’s policy of refusing to rent to people in receipt of housing benefit is unlawful

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9 September, 2020 Open access

Joseph Rowntree Foundation calls on government to make £20 a week uplift to universal credit and working tax credit permanent and extend it to legacy benefits

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9 September, 2020

Minister for Communities confirms that welfare mitigation schemes in Northern Ireland will continue until new legislation is passed to extend them

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9 September, 2020

Panel undertaking Independent Review of Administrative Law launches call for evidence on reform of the judicial review process

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