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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.

3 May, 2022

Round-up of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case law

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3 May, 2022

Round-up of recent Upper Tribunal housing case law

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29 April, 2022

Welfare mitigation payments for those in Northern Ireland affected by the bedroom tax put back on a statutory footing with passing of new legislation

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29 April, 2022

DWP universal credit advertising campaign that was criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority ‘achieved its objectives’, says Minister

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29 April, 2022

Disregarding local welfare provision in the calculation of capital for universal credit purposes

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29 April, 2022 Open access

Eviction actions in Scotland fell to lowest ever level in 2020/2021 due to Covid-19-related protections for tenants

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28 April, 2022

Government to introduce ‘watered down’ cap on social care costs after Health and Care Bill receives Royal Assent

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28 April, 2022

Government welcomes Royal Assent for the Judicial Review and Courts Bill

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28 April, 2022

Peers vote in favour of motion agreeing that asylum seekers should not be given the right to work after six months

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28 April, 2022

Measures to enhance conditions and protections for tenants living in the private sector to be introduced in Northern Ireland as Private Tenancies Bill receives Royal Assent

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28 April, 2022

One in three universal credit claimants had more than one day in the last month where they didn’t eat at all or had only one meal

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28 April, 2022

Commencement of provisions that enable Scottish Ministers to authorise current and former judges of certain courts and tribunals to assist in the disposal of tribunal business

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28 April, 2022

More than 5,000 households in England were threatened with homelessness due to service of a Section 21 no-fault eviction notice in the three months to December 2021

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28 April, 2022 Open access

Eligibility for housing and homelessness assistance in Wales for people who leave Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion

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28 April, 2022 Open access

Disregarding local welfare provision as income or capital for the purposes of means-tested benefits in Northern Ireland

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28 April, 2022

Court of Session rules that the obligation to secure suitable interim accommodation for persons found to be homeless under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 is absolute and cannot be avoided for reasons such as pressure on resources

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27 April, 2022

Almost 230,000 private renters in England have been served with a formal no-fault eviction notice since the government committed to scrapping them three years ago

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