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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 November, 2020

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

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11 November, 2020

Government publishes guidance on UK’s operational implementation of social security coordination provisions in EU Withdrawal Agreement

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11 November, 2020

Government provides overview of the DWP’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies

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11 November, 2020

Scottish Justice Committee launches call for evidence on Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) BillĀ 

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11 November, 2020

Changes to content of enforcement, default and termination notices under the Consumer Credit Act 1974

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11 November, 2020 Open access

DWP pauses plan to extend jobcentre and universal credit service centre opening times to 8pm on weekdays

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11 November, 2020

LSE research unit calls for Treasury to take action to ‘release mortgage prisoners’

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11 November, 2020

Bill that makes miscellaneous changes relating to the administration of the Scottish social security system receives Royal Assent

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11 November, 2020

Secretary of State made ‘urgent’ amending regulations restricting disabled students’ entitlement to universal credit to reverse effects of judicial review claim she had just conceded

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11 November, 2020

Restricting access to a new or enhanced award of the PIP mobility component in Northern Ireland for claimants over state pension age where their award is superseded on grounds of medical evidence alone

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11 November, 2020 Open access

Claimants who fail to attend a telephone work capability assessment will be ‘given the opportunity’ to explain their reasons

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11 November, 2020

Payments from discretionary trust established under claimant’s parents’ wills were ‘voluntary payments’ and fell to be disregarded

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11 November, 2020

Government urged to introduce two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave

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10 November, 2020

Secretary of State acted unlawfully in failing to determine whether disabled students had limited capability for work before deciding their entitlement to universal credit

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10 November, 2020 Open access

Number of people on universal credit has increased by more than 90 per cent since beginning of coronavirus pandemic

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10 November, 2020

Universal credit advances are ‘actual grants’, Secretary of State tells House of Commons

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10 November, 2020 Open access

More than 36,000 universal credit claimants had a sanction deduction during the first full month of the coronavirus lockdown

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