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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.

10 November, 2020

Restricting access to a new or enhanced award of the PIP mobility component for claimants over state pension age where their award is superseded on grounds of medical evidence alone

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9 November, 2020 Open access

Government announces £170 million Winter Grant Scheme to support vulnerable households in England during the COVID-19 pandemic

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9 November, 2020 Open access

Jobcentres to remain open across Great Britain during England’s four-week national lockdown

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9 November, 2020

DWP ‘working to identify’ online solution to verify identity of those applying for National Insurance number who have not been processed through Home Office visa application process

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9 November, 2020

Whether acceptance of evidence that has been obtained in breach of administrative procedures renders decisions of the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal liable to be set aside for 'procedural irregularity'

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9 November, 2020

Employment case law round up

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6 November, 2020 Open access

Government announces that bailiff action to enforce evictions will be halted, except in prescribed circumstances, in response to new coronavirus restrictions in England

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6 November, 2020 Open access

Government announces further £15 million in funding to help councils provide rough sleepers with accommodation over the winter

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6 November, 2020 Open access

Homelessness support and advice organisation urge government to reconsider new immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough for deportation

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6 November, 2020 Open access

DWP’s conditionality and sanctions policies continue to be tailored ‘in light of the ongoing public health situation’, says Employment Minister

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6 November, 2020

DWP announces that Video Relay Service is now available across all its service lines

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6 November, 2020

Department for Communities in Northern Ireland publishes new five year strategy for 2020-2025

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6 November, 2020

Amendment of Civil Procedure Rules so that permission is required to issue writs of restitution

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6 November, 2020 Open access

Government’s coronavirus response needs increased focus on care provision in the home and support for family carers as we enter winter months

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5 November, 2020 Open access

Government announces extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the end of March 2021, and extra support for the self-employed

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5 November, 2020 Open access

Lord Chancellor writes to High Court Enforcement Officers Association with guidance on enforcement action during the new lockdown in England

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5 November, 2020

Glasgow City Council failed to comply with its statutory duty to offer temporary accommodation in almost one in three cases prior to COVID-19 pandemic

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