In our policy review of the year Deven Ghelani and Paul Howarth looked back on a busy 2018. We reviewed the policy changes that have happened in 2018, shared key findings from policy analysis we commissioned to do by clients, and looked forward to what this may mean for 2019.
We look at Professor Philip Alston’s recent UN report on extreme poverty and human rights and evidence why we agree with him that local authorities are the social safety net.
Read our analysis, commissioned by the Local Government Association, on whether Universal Credit is getting more people into work. Download The impact of Universal Credit on employment outcomes report.
Hear guest speaker Darren Thomas, Senior Welfare Advisor, Grwp Cynefin, in conversation with Zoe Charlesworth and Peter Carter, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit rollout progresses from the live service to full service they discuss how frontline advisors at Grwp Cynefin are faring.
In Budget 2018 Philip Hammond announced £2.7 billion boost to Universal Credit. We look at the impact some of these changes will have on the incomes of low-income households nationwide.
We respond to five changes affecting low income families that were announced in Budget 2018, namely Universal Credit, housing benefit, the minimum wage, tax allowances and affordable credit.