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11 July, 2019

Welfare rights

Reform programme needed to ‘take an axe’ to the root causes of destitution in the UK
Government invites Work and Pensions Committee to contribute to review of the Social Security Advisory Committee
Secretary of State asks DWP to set up an 'honest and in depth evaluation' of benefits for those with terminal illnesses
DWP backtracks on Minister's assurance that innocent victims of advance payment fraud will not be expected to pay money back
Department for Communities settles discrimination claim from transgender woman denied state pension under Northern Ireland’s Gender Recognition Certificate rules
Scottish Government launches consultation on independent advocacy support for disabled benefit claimants
More than half of local authorities spent less than their DHP central government allocation in 2018/2019



Scottish Government confirms intention to amend local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation



Government launches consultation on strengthening Equality Act protections against third party harassment at work


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