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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.

30 September, 2020

Need for supervision where a person has to remove their hearing aids or cochlear implants while washing and consequently cannot hear a typical alarm

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30 September, 2020

Bill to support delivery of new Scottish Child Payment unanimously passed by Scottish Parliament

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30 September, 2020

Final Work Programme statistics show that less than a third of participants over the programme’s almost eight-year history achieved a ‘job outcome’

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30 September, 2020 Open access

Chancellor urged to make £20 uplift to universal credit and working tax credit permanent and extend increase to legacy benefits

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29 September, 2020 Open access

Reform of support for mortgage interest loan scheme should include abolition of waiting period and an initial three-month grant, says Centre for Policy Studies

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29 September, 2020

Work and Pensions Secretary accepts recommendation to create a single new digital function within the DWP

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29 September, 2020 Open access

President of the Employment Tribunals ‘deeply troubled‘ by challenge that continued increase in outstanding tribunal caseload poses to delivering justice in a reasonable time

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29 September, 2020

Northern Ireland Assembly agrees to extend provisions of Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill to Northern Ireland

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29 September, 2020

‘Flawed design choices’ in universal credit are depriving people of essential social security support

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29 September, 2020 Open access

Employment Tribunal receipts increase by almost 20 per cent in three months to June 2020 compared to same period last year

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29 September, 2020

Changes to operation of Right to Rent scheme from November 2020

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29 September, 2020

Single parents with pre-school aged children are being ‘shoe-horned’ into job-seeking regime that does not reflect their needs

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28 September, 2020 Open access

Local authorities in England to have discretion to award self-isolation payments to those who do not receive qualifying benefits

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28 September, 2020

Liberal Democrat Party votes to campaign for a universal basic income for all long-term UK residents

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28 September, 2020 Open access

Proving eligibility for ESA if claiming due to coronavirus

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28 September, 2020 Open access

Extension of six-month notice of eviction requirements in Wales to 31 March 2021

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28 September, 2020

Requirement for mobile homes site managers to pass a ‘fit and proper person’ assessment

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