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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.

20 April, 2021

DWP’s ‘ambition’ is to restart its mental health learning for work coaches in 2021/2022

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19 April, 2021

County Court rules for third time that ‘No DSS’ policies used by letting agents are unlawful

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19 April, 2021 Open access

DWP adds new medical guidance on post-Covid Syndrome to staff guide on DLA for children

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19 April, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that statutory provisions that prevent foster carers from forming a recognised union are in breach of Article 11 of the European Convention of Human Rights

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19 April, 2021

Local authorities to be responsible for instructing the DWP to stop deductions for council tax and/or council rent arrears from claimants in Breathing Space scheme

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19 April, 2021

Payments to local authorities in respect of the Verify Earnings and Pension Alerts service 2021/2022

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19 April, 2021

Housing benefit administration subsidy arrangements for local authorities in 2021/2022

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19 April, 2021

Allocation of additional funding to local authorities to support the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2021/2022

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19 April, 2021

Employment case law round up

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16 April, 2021

DWP provides copy of 2018 Infrastructure and Projects Authority Universal Credit Full Business Case Review

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16 April, 2021 Open access

Insecure workers face ‘triple whammy’ of a lack of sick pay, fewer rights and endemic low pay while also having to shoulder more risk of Covid-19 infection

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16 April, 2021 Open access

Housing association tenants on universal credit more likely to be in rent arrears and to have higher average arrears than other housing association tenants

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16 April, 2021 Open access

Government issues new Treasury Direction in relation to extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the end of September 2021

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15 April, 2021 Open access

Number of private renters receiving housing support up by almost half since start of pandemic

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15 April, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that relief from forfeiture is discretionary and will depend on conduct even if requested before expiry of six month time limit under the County Courts Act 1984

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15 April, 2021

Almost two-fifths of UK workers are given less than a week’s notice of working hours

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15 April, 2021 Open access

One in 12 private renters has received a ‘no-fault’ eviction notice since March 2020

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