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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.

29 June, 2020 Open access

Reopening jobcentres to the public could create a ‘perfect storm’, warns Public and Commercial Services Union

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29 June, 2020 Open access

Boldness of CJRS must be followed by equally bold wage subsidy measures to protect jobs in next, more challenging, phase of jobs crisis, says Resolution Foundation

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29 June, 2020

Cabinet Office launches call for evidence on fairness in government debt management

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29 June, 2020

Labour Party seeks views to help shape its commitment to developing a ‘complete replacement’ for universal credit

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29 June, 2020

Government issues new statutory guidance on improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces

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26 June, 2020 Open access

Government issues further ‘Treasury Direction’ in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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26 June, 2020 Open access

Ministry of Justice confirms that video hearings are being made available across all Social Security and Child Support Tribunal regions

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26 June, 2020 Open access

Citizens Advice research finds that almost 1.4 million people in UK are subject to ‘no recourse to public funds’ condition

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26 June, 2020

Restricting tribunal’s consideration to ‘circumstances obtaining at time of decision under appeal’ does not limit consideration to evidence that was before the first instance decision maker

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25 June, 2020

Government confirms it will not be challenging Court of Appeal judgment which found Secretary of State acted irrationally by failing to adapt earned income assessment rules in universal credit

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25 June, 2020 Open access

Incomes at the 10th percentile failed to increase in the five years to 2018/2019 as falls in benefit and tax credit income offset growth in employment incomes, says IFS

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25 June, 2020 Open access

Debt charities warn of August ‘debt D-day’ unless government takes action to facilitate council tax recovery outside the court process

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25 June, 2020 Open access

Government says it is exploring ‘a number of options’ to prevent increase in evictions once moratorium ends in August

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25 June, 2020

Whether First-tier Tribunal’s enforcement reference to Upper Tribunal, relating to Secretary of State’s failure to comply with direction to provide summary of ESA adjudication history, was valid

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25 June, 2020 Open access

Social Care Staff Support Fund launched in Scotland to provide financial support to care workers facing income losses as a result of coronavirus

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25 June, 2020 Open access

Minister confirms that benefit reviews and reassessments remain suspended while the government reviews what activity it can reintroduce in line with the latest public health advice

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25 June, 2020

Cancellation of up to £1,500 of a student’s living costs loan liability in Wales in the academic year 2020/2021

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