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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.

16 May, 2024

Total value of benefit overpayments in 2023/2024 increased to almost £10 billion, representing 3.7 per cent of benefit expenditure for the year

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16 May, 2024

Master of the Rolls acknowledges that civil law disputes are more complicated than could be dealt with by his vision of a ‘single online funnel’ for issues to pass through

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16 May, 2024

DWP-commissioned research highlights how the carer’s allowance earnings threshold influences decisions about how many hours carers work

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16 May, 2024

More than 90,000 households in England have been threatened with no-fault eviction since the ban on section 21 was first promised in April 2019

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16 May, 2024

Declaration of housing emergency by Scottish Parliament prompts call for ‘urgent action’

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15 May, 2024

Employment Minister provides undertaking that AET will not be increased further without a ‘sound evidence base’

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15 May, 2024

DWP confirms that it is developing an ‘enhanced notification strategy’ to alert carer’s allowance claimants to possible overpayments

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15 May, 2024

Almost a third of English local authorities are concerned that they will not be able to meet duties under the Care Act in 2025/2026

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15 May, 2024

Number of emergency food parcels distributed across the UK by the Trussell Trust has increased by more than 90 per cent over the past five years

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14 May, 2024

Less than half of legacy benefit claimants sent a migration notice between July 2022 and March 2024 have made a claim for universal credit

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14 May, 2024

57,000 adverse universal credit sanction decisions were made in January 2024

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14 May, 2024

‘Move to UC’ rollout in Northern Ireland expands to include those receiving tax credits along with housing benefit

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14 May, 2024

People sleeping rough still at risk of criminalisation despite concessions, says Crisis

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13 May, 2024

Work and Pensions Secretary sets out DWP’s plans to scale up its ‘fight against fraudsters’

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13 May, 2024

Profoundly deaf JSA claimant awarded almost £50,000 in damages following discrimination claim against the DWP

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13 May, 2024

Government says it is ‘not acceptable’ for social housing providers to increase service charges ‘as a means of boosting rental revenue’

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13 May, 2024

Ombudsman finds council relied on ‘gatekeeping’ of services to delay provision of interim accommodation until a homeless family’s situation became desperate

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