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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 October, 2019

Amendments to tenancy deposit provisions in Scotland

More Housing news

22 October, 2019

Government must urgently put right the ‘terrible injustice’ of not paying bereavement benefits to cohabitees

More Welfare rights news

22 October, 2019

Two-thirds of 16 to 24 year old single parents face income reductions as a result of the switch to universal credit

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22 October, 2019

Government needs a clear strategy to support separated parents, including the parent without main caring responsibility, says SSAC

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22 October, 2019

Average waiting time for calls to ESA helpline was almost 25 minutes in September 2019

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22 October, 2019

Requests for adult social care have increased 3.8 per cent over the last year

More Community care news

21 October, 2019

Call for evidence on draft Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (Remedial) Order 2019

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21 October, 2019

DWP pilots new Facebook page ‘to share information and signpost people’

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21 October, 2019

Duty of landlords to ensure electrical safety standards are met during tenancies

More Housing news

21 October, 2019

Employment case law round up

More Employment case law

18 October, 2019

DWP is being ‘very cautious’ in its universal credit managed migration pilot and Secretary of State would like to see it speeded up

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18 October, 2019

Suspected cases of fraudulently obtained universal credit advances ‘increasing week by week’ and currently number around 85,000

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18 October, 2019

World is stumbling ‘zombie-like’ into a digital welfare dystopia, warns UN human rights expert

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18 October, 2019

Court of Appeal considers whether dismissal due to refusal to sign copyright agreement amounted to discrimination on grounds of belief

More Employment case law

18 October, 2019

Court of Appeal rules that the Limitation Act 1980 cannot be used to limit awards relating to unlawful deduction of wages

More Employment case law

18 October, 2019

Measuring how Social Security Scotland and the Scottish Government are delivering commitments of Social Security Charter

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18 October, 2019

Citizens Advice Scotland calls for better support for disabled people within the social security system

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