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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 September, 2020 Open access

Government’s response to Select Committee’s report on DWP’s response to coronavirus outbreak ‘leaves many questions unanswered’

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8 September, 2020 Open access

HMRC estimates that up to £3.5 billion in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme payments may have been due to fraud and error

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8 September, 2020 Open access

Scotland records largest ever monthly increase in council tax reduction recipients in the first month of COVID-19 lockdown

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8 September, 2020 Open access

Northern Ireland Assembly approves motion calling on the British Government to extend the furlough scheme beyond October 2020

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8 September, 2020 Open access

DWP confirms that it has no plans to amend qualifying period for Support for Mortgage Interest in response to coronavirus outbreak

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8 September, 2020

Whether single claimant could avoid prohibition on claiming tax credits in a universal credit full-service area by relying on previous year’s joint award

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8 September, 2020 Open access

Justice Committee launches inquiry into future of legal aid in light of concerns about pressures on system during coronavirus pandemic

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7 September, 2020 Open access

DWP issues guidance on entitlement to the additional earnings disregard in housing benefit that accounts for the temporary increase in the basic element of working tax credit

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7 September, 2020

High Court considers whether a delayed application for relief against forfeiture should be granted where forfeiture had been effected due to rent arrears

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7 September, 2020

Scottish Equalities and Human Rights Committee seeks views on United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

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7 September, 2020

Social care should be a universal service free at the point of use, says TUC

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7 September, 2020

Employment case law round up

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7 September, 2020 Open access

Treatment of NHS Test and Trace self-isolation payments in the calculation of income-related benefits

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7 September, 2020

Discretionary Support Commissioner confirms that policy review of scheme will examine merits of different income thresholds for individuals and families

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4 September, 2020 Open access

Treatment of COVID-19 payments and grants to self-employed people in calculating entitlement to tax credits

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4 September, 2020 Open access

TUC outlines proposal for new COVID-19 Job Protection and Upskilling Scheme

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4 September, 2020

Chair of Lords Economic Affairs Committee highlights ‘counterproductive’ nature of sanctions regime and the ‘severe implications for people’s mental health and well-being’ that it causes

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