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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.

11 February, 2021

Amendment of the Support for Mortgage Interest loan payment rules in Northern Ireland

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10 February, 2021

Government sets out 5-point plan to protect leaseholders from the cost of replacing unsafe cladding on their homes

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10 February, 2021

Court of Session rules that First-tier Tribunal has jurisdiction to consider claimant’s defence seeking ‘reduction’ of tenancy without it being made by a formal application

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10 February, 2021 Open access

DWP Minister accuses opposition parties of ‘scaremongering’ about removal of £20 universal credit uplift

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10 February, 2021

Government speed in bringing forward its new maternity allowance Bill is in marked contrast to its failure to act on previous commitments to provide support and protection to pregnant women and new parents

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10 February, 2021

Northern Ireland Executive confirms that delayed Cost of Work Allowance will be included in forthcoming review of welfare mitigation measures

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10 February, 2021

LSE study finds that budgetary constraints have led to ‘disconnect’ between objectives of Care Act 2014 and its implementation

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10 February, 2021

Housing mediation pilot must not replace usual routes to access justice, says Law Society

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9 February, 2021

Government includes jobcentre work coaches in a count of the ‘number of people supported’ through its Plan for Jobs

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9 February, 2021 Open access

Design of universal credit creates risks for women’s financial independence which have been heightened by Covid pandemic, MPs warn

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9 February, 2021 Open access

Government’s Covid response continues to overlook ‘specific and well-understood labour market and caring inequalities faced by women’, MPs warn

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9 February, 2021 Open access

£20 benefit ‘uplift’ must be maintained for another year ‘at the very least’, say MPs

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9 February, 2021

Miscellaneous amendments to the Support for Mortgage Interest loan scheme

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9 February, 2021

Briefing to Scottish Parliament emphasises need for legislators to consider how devolved benefits will be categorised for purposes of EU social security co-ordination

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8 February, 2021

High Court considers whether claimant could rely on occupation of temporary accommodation after his right to occupy had been terminated in order to help acquire a local connection

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8 February, 2021

Majority of UK’s 2 million single parents are being forced into debt to meet basic living and childcare costs

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8 February, 2021

Government outlines details of its review of the Decent Homes Standard that will explore ‘if it is right for the social housing sector today’

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