Change will fall unevenly across the country during this new Universal Credit Parliament. Deven Ghelani spoke at the launch of a new Resolution Foundation report to discuss how UC can be improved.
Our new analysis, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, identifies 7 factors that determine a household’s ability to cope with the transition to Universal Credit. We give 4 recommendations that Government should adopt now.
Deven Ghelani discussed Fintech and the Benefits System at a roundtable hosted by Lord Holmes of Richmond recently. He identifies 4 barriers to be overcome if using government data to prevent hardship is to be adopted more widely.
A new tool is helping councils turn rich data into real help for low-income families. The new Living Standards Index for London, built by collaboration, reveals the capital’s pockets of poverty.
Policy in Practice host Heidi Allen MP for a roundtable to discuss the benefit freeze and Universal Credit
Heidi Allen MP, newly of The Independent Group, gathered welfare specialists from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Trussell Trust, Citizens Advice and the Resolution Foundation to discuss issues related to the benefit freeze and Universal Credit, hosted at Policy in Practice’s offices at Millbank.
Deven Ghelani argues that Universal Credit can improve lives but the government must invest if this fundamental change to the benefit system is to deliver on the promise of the concept he helped design.