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20 July, 2020 Open access

Further amendment of the Civil Procedure Rules to take effect from date the current stay on evictions is due to lifted

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20 July, 2020

Employment case law round up

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17 July, 2020 Open access

Civil Procedure Rules amended to provide for how possession proceedings are to proceed after stay on evictions ends on 23 August 2020

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17 July, 2020

Permission granted for judicial review of DWP’s safeguarding policies

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17 July, 2020 Open access

Social landlords, local authorities and homelessness sector call for Housing First tenancies to be scaled up in period following coronavirus lockdown

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17 July, 2020 Open access

Judicial College publishes interim guidance on good practice for remote hearings during coronavirus outbreak

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17 July, 2020

Acas reports that early conciliation resolved more than three quarters of employment disputes without leading to an employment tribunal in 2019/2020

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17 July, 2020 Open access

Scottish Government announces additional £100 million funding for employment support and training in response to coronavirus outbreak

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16 July, 2020

Number of people on universal credit increases to more than 5.4m, according to new DWP statistics

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16 July, 2020

High Court claim issued on behalf of more than 300 claimants who lost their severe disability premium on migrating to universal credit

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16 July, 2020 Open access

Legal proceedings issued against Chancellor arguing that implementation of SEISS discriminates against women

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16 July, 2020

More than 250,000 households are affected by the two-child policy, according to new DWP statistics

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16 July, 2020 Open access

Claimant commitments reintroduced for new universal credit claimants in Northern Ireland

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16 July, 2020

DWP to test longer term viability of staff combining working from home with working at the office

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16 July, 2020 Open access

Number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits increased by more than half a million in May 2020

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16 July, 2020

Money Advice Trust welcomes government’s commitment to launch statutory Breathing Space scheme in May 2021

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15 July, 2020 Open access

DWP confirms that it is considering re-opening closed jobcentres to accommodate new work coaches

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