Deven Ghelani and Paul Wallace were asked Should Universal Credit be scrapped? in Prospect magazine’s The Duel, December 2019. Article reproduced with kind permission.
Deven Ghelani reviews new analysis by University of Warwick that challenges a key driver for benefit cuts, asking if the savings generated are worth the price paid.
In the US researchers also use administrative data to tackle social policy problems. Guest writer Mary-Alice Doyle shares work from J-PAL North America.
We review what the main parties say about social security and welfare reform in their Election 2019 manifestos to see how they will increase living standards for low-income families.
Zoe Charlesworth looks at local welfare support and shares examples of data-led innovation by some London boroughs.
Margaret Gallagher, Linda Morris and Emilio Innocenti from Haringey Council join us as we showcase how public sector administrative data is being used for good. Our guest speakers discuss how Haringey Council use the Policy in Practice LIFT Dashboard to run targeted intervention campaigns to encourage take-up of backdated Pension Credit claims.