The rise in the claimant count has been most dramatic in councils who had low unemployment levels before the pandemic. We look at what councils can do now.
Today’s new legacy benefits run-on eases the transition to Universal Credit for some, but not all, households. Personal advice is essential.
Self-employed people may be affected by complex surplus earnings rules which will affect the amount of Universal Credit they receive. In this blog post we look at the best advice frontline advisors can give.
Zoe Charlesworth and Megan Mclean, Policy in Practice, analysed how the new measures will help households hit by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Policy in Practice’s new research for the Local Government Association examines the link between the Local Housing Allowance freeze and homelessness.
Zoe Charlesworth comments on recent reports from the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur and Human Rights Watch on poverty in the UK.
Amber Rudd’s new approach to Universal Credit is a welcome change in direction. We recap on the policy updates announced and say what needs to happen now.
Zoe Charlesworth looks at Temporary Accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) and Surplus Earnings welfare changes in April 2018.