Grow the financial resilience of people you help

The benefit system is complex and changing all the time, making it difficult to understand. 

If you’re an advisor working for a housing association, local authority, work and health programme provider, charity or third sector organisation and you give benefits advice to claimants, we can help.

Our calculator models over 4,000 pieces of legislation across four government departments to show how one person is affected. Automatically updated on an ongoing basis and tested to be accurate across over one million real cases, Policy in Practice’s Benefit and Budgeting Calculator was built by people who understand the welfare benefit system and shaped by organisations who use it.

Our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator for organisations gives:

  • Full coverage and explanations of national and local benefits
  • A modelling function to enable you to compare changes of circumstances
  • A full budgeting suite to help claimants see where savings can be made
  • Comprehensive management information and audit tools

Video: Benefit and Welfare advisors

View this short video to see how the calculator helps you assess the benefit for a household.

Video: Lettings or Tenancy officers

View this short video to see how the caculator shows whether a tenancy is sustainable.

Video: Budgeting or Debt advisors

View this short video to see how the calculator helps you assist people with their budgeting.

If you need help

Our team of policy and technical experts is available to help you. If you have any questions during a session you can chat to our helpdesk live, during office hours, via the instant messaging function at the bottom right of your screen. Alternatively, simply call 0330 088 9242 or email