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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.

23 March, 2020

Housing benefit subsidy limits for Welsh local authorities 2020/2021

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23 March, 2020

Employment case law round up

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21 March, 2020 Open access

Government publishes further details of its ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’

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20 March, 2020 Open access

Government announces new employment support package and series of benefit changes for people affected by coronavirus

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20 March, 2020 Open access

Provisions relating to social care in the Coronavirus Bill will ‘effectively suspend or downgrade almost all social care duties’

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20 March, 2020

DWP has used discretion to waive universal credit overpayment recovery in just eight cases over last three years

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20 March, 2020

DWP has identified almost 100,000 fraudulent universal credit advance claims worth between £100-£150 million

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20 March, 2020 Open access

Contingency Arrangements in the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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20 March, 2020 Open access

Employment Tribunal in-person hearings will be converted to case management hearings by phone or other electronic means from 23 March 2020

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20 March, 2020

Vagrancy (Repeal) Bill 2019-21 receives first reading in House of Commons

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20 March, 2020

Uprating of mesothelioma lump sum payments in Northern Ireland from April 2020

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19 March, 2020 Open access

Coronavirus Bill, that includes power to pay SSP from day one, given its first reading in the House of Commons

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19 March, 2020

DWP issues sample letter that will be sent to PIP claimants considered as most unlikely to benefit from MH and RJ review exercise

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19 March, 2020 Open access

DWP announces no requirement to attend jobcentre appointments for three months

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19 March, 2020 Open access

New claimants will have priority for telephone and paper-based disability assessments to ensure access to support, says Minister

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19 March, 2020 Open access

HMCTS issues new guidance on how it will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus outbreak

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19 March, 2020 Open access

Government announces ‘radical package’ of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus

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