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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.

8 July, 2021

DWP completes ‘reassessment journey’ for all 600,000 incapacity benefit claimants who were potentially underpaid on their migration to ESA

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8 July, 2021

Local authorities in England and Wales spent 98 per cent of their allocated DHP funding during 2020/2021

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8 July, 2021

Ensuring no overlapping payments of DLA, PIP or AFIP with the Scottish child disability payment

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8 July, 2021

Levels of overcrowding and rent arrears in the private and social rented sectors highlighted in new analysis of English Housing Survey data

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7 July, 2021 Open access

Select Committee suggests decision to end £20 universal credit uplift is being led by ‘dates not data’

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7 July, 2021

‘Voluntary move’ to universal credit to ‘start in earnest’ after the autumn and continue through 2022, says DWP

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7 July, 2021 Open access

DWP issues updated guidance to local authorities on the extended Covid Local Support Grant

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6 July, 2021 Open access

Government issues new Treasury Direction in relation to the fifth payment under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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6 July, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that the entrance door to a flat within a block is not a ‘landlord’s fixture’ but part of the structure of the building

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6 July, 2021

Government sets out proposals to simplify process for social tenants to escalate complaints to the Housing Ombudsman

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6 July, 2021

Health and Care Bill receives its first reading in House of Commons

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6 July, 2021

Bill to improve protections for tenants in the private rented sector introduced in NI Assembly

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6 July, 2021

Cancellation of up to £1,500 of a student’s living costs loan liability in Wales in the academic year 2021/2022

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5 July, 2021

Government confirms changes introduced today to provide more support for victims of domestic abuse at risk of homelessness

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5 July, 2021 Open access

‘Additional resources’ put into universal credit should be maintained, say six Conservative former Work and Pensions Secretaries

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5 July, 2021

Extra statutory payments to be available to benefit claimants who failed to apply to EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June deadline

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5 July, 2021

High Court rules that provision for refugees to make a backdated child tax credit claim from the date they sought asylum continues to apply where that date was before introduction of full service universal credit

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