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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.

5 October, 2021 Open access

Even with the £20 uplift, half of universal credit claimants are food insecure and a quarter are severely food insecure

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5 October, 2021 Open access

Reintroduction of the universal credit minimum income floor

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5 October, 2021

Scottish Government on course to significantly miss its interim child poverty target for 2024

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5 October, 2021

Welsh Government launches consultation on new five-year Ending Homelessness Action Plan

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5 October, 2021 Open access

Northern Ireland Assembly passes motion calling on Executive to maintain universal credit uplift for remainder of financial year

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4 October, 2021 Open access

First Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland unite to call on Westminster Government to 'do the right thing' by reversing its decision to withdraw the £20 universal credit uplift

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4 October, 2021

High Court rules that local authority was wrong to justify its refusal of claimant’s homelessness application on ground that it relied on ‘exactly the same facts’ as an earlier refused application

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4 October, 2021

Tribunals hearing PIP appeals must be cautious not to infer from a claimant’s ability to engage with others in a very specific context that they would be able to carry out that task in other contexts

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4 October, 2021

Employment case law round up

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1 October, 2021

Government publishes statutory guidance on new duty on local authorities in England to provide support in safe accommodation for victims of domestic abuse

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1 October, 2021

Giving effect to new Convention on Social Security Coordination between the UK and the Swiss Confederation so far as it relates to Scotland’s devolved benefits

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1 October, 2021

Giving effect to new Convention on Social Security Coordination between the UK and the Swiss Confederation in Northern Ireland

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30 September, 2021 Open access

As furlough scheme and £20 ‘uplift’ come to an end, government launches £500 million support fund to ‘help vulnerable households with essentials over winter’

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30 September, 2021 Open access

HMRC confirms that working tax credit claimants not working their normal hours because of Covid-19 will no longer automatically retain entitlement

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30 September, 2021

CJEU Advocate General gives guidance on requirement for EEA nationals to have ‘comprehensive sickness insurance cover’ as condition of right to reside

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30 September, 2021

HMRC confirms it will no longer make any tax credit or child benefit payments into Post Office Card Accounts from 30 November 2021

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30 September, 2021

44,000 households in England threatened with ‘no fault eviction’ between April 2019 and March 2021

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