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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.

23 March, 2021 Open access

Government to legislate to expire provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 that allow local authorities to operate ‘care act easements’

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23 March, 2021

Government piloting ‘single sign-on and digital identity service’ to succeed Verify

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23 March, 2021

Standard interest rate charged on loans for mortgage interest drops to 0.3 per cent

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23 March, 2021 Open access

Learning and Skills think tank highlights unequal impact of pandemic on employment and incomes of young people, BAME populations and single parents

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23 March, 2021 Open access

Covid-19 likely to have ‘lasting consequences’ for spending on universal credit

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23 March, 2021 Open access

Scottish Government statistics highlight impact of Covid-related housing measures on reducing number of homelessness applications and people assessed as homeless

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23 March, 2021

Total value of payments to PIP claimants in Northern Ireland was more than 50 per cent higher than expected in 2019/2020

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22 March, 2021 Open access

Eviction ban in England extended until 31 May 2021

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22 March, 2021 Open access

Non-partisan Commission on Social Security Reform launched by think tank to support post-Covid-19 economic recovery and strengthen UK’s safety net

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22 March, 2021

High Court considers whether proper consideration was given to an adjournment before making a bankruptcy order

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22 March, 2021

Scottish Government announces more than £3 million funding for advice services in GP surgeries

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22 March, 2021

Scottish Government announces launch date for Child Disability Payment in pilot areas

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22 March, 2021

Court of Appeal rules that an appeal to the County Court against a section 184 Housing Act 1996 decision should not be commenced after notification of a Review Decision, whether that notification was in time or late

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22 March, 2021

Welsh Government announces new £500 payment for bereaved parents

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22 March, 2021

Government confirms six-month extension of pilots to improve supported housing for vulnerable people

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22 March, 2021

Employment case law round up

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19 March, 2021

Supreme Court rules that workers who undertake ‘sleep in’ shifts are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific work activity

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