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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.

28 March, 2024

Uprating of social security benefits in Scotland 2024/2025

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27 March, 2024

Scottish Government publishes discretionary housing payment guidance manual for devolved scheme from 1 April 2024

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27 March, 2024

Scottish Government introduces Bill to prevent homelessness and strengthen tenants’ rights

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27 March, 2024

DWP says it is ‘proudly committed’ to becoming a more Trauma-Informed organisation

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27 March, 2024

Public satisfaction with social care services drops to lowest ever level

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27 March, 2024

Social security benefits uprating in Northern Ireland for 2024/2025

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27 March, 2024

Uprating of mesothelioma lump sum payments from April 2024 in Northern Ireland

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26 March, 2024

DWP is building a digital solution to ‘strengthen and improve’ its appointee system

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26 March, 2024

Local authority failed to make effective decision to end duty to provide accommodation and so that duty continued

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26 March, 2024

DWP says it needs more time to respond to recommendations and findings from Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report on inadequate communication of increases in women’s pension age

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26 March, 2024

DWP confirms it is testing the sharing of health assessment reports with PIP claimants by default before a decision is made

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26 March, 2024

DWP issues guidance on valuation of capital assets for housing benefit purposes

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26 March, 2024

Housing Ombudsman launches consultation for social landlords on its approach to developing new guidance on Good Practice in undertaking housing activities

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25 March, 2024

Jobcentres should not be ‘places of fear’, says Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary

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25 March, 2024

Increasing the threshold below which personal and nursing care provided to self-funders in residential accommodation is not to be charged for in Scotland in 2024/2025

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25 March, 2024

Disability Poverty Campaign Group calls on government to extend Household Support Fund for full year

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25 March, 2024

While claimants are open to engaging with the DWP digitally for straightforward interactions, they prefer the telephone for more complex queries

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