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The High Court ruled today that the DWP's treatment of UC claimants who are paid twice in one assessment period is unlawful, with the judgment descriping DWP's approach as "odd in the extreme".

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Benefits, Welfare Reform, Case law, Legal

A report by the new Social Housing Commission calls for all political parties to see social housing as a key pillar of the national infrastructure in England and recommends a generational shift in housing policy, covering both social housing and the private rented sector.

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In a speech in Kennington on Friday, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd announced a raft of changes to Universal Credit. These changes are intended to ensure the benefit is delivered in a way that meets the needs of claimants.

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Benefits, Welfare Reform

The government has launched a consultation on a breathing space scheme for people in problem debt. The proposed scheme is accompanied by an additional proposal to introduce an associated statutory debt repayment plan (SDRP). Both the breathing space scheme and SDRP are intended to supplement existing debt management solutions.

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Policy, Affordability