Managed migration should be treated as an opportunity for the government to show that Universal Credit is an improvement on the legacy system. In this blog post, we argue that the DWP can deliver effective support that improves the lives of claimants and supports people toward independence.
Deven Ghelani comments on Child Poverty Action Group’s Rough Justice report into fluctuating earnings and Universal Credit.
Deven Ghelani visited Glasgow’s Universal Credit service centre with Lord Kirkwood to understand the experiences of frontline practitioners who are delivering Universal Credit Full service.
Policy in Practice was joined by Pluss and Ingeus to deliver a talk on Universal Credit and the Work and Health Programme at this year’s new Employment and Skills conference.
Policy in Practice’s third Leading Lights Network event was sponsored by Lord Bird, founder of the Big Issue, and held at the House of Lords. The theme was preventing vulnerability, with a particular focus on the Homelessness Reduction Act. Read this summary of what was discussed.
Policy in Practice supports Lord Bird’s Creditworthiness Assessment Bill and its potential to tackle financial vulnerability. Councils can do more to prevent homelessness using their own data and, on 17 July, our next Leading Lights Network event at the House of Lords will hear how.
Michael and I married in 2013. He was diagnosed with MND aged 33 and passed away in January 2018. In the last year of his life I became his primary carer. Policy in Practice and the MND Association asked me to share my experience of MND and the benefits system.
On Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) awareness day 2018 we launch our report: The implications of Universal Credit on people living with motor neurone disease (MND), commissioned by the MND Association. This post highlights some of our findings.
Policy in Practice responds to the NAO’s Rolling out Universal Credit report with four constructive suggestions that DWP can implement immediately to improve Universal Credit so it delivers more value for money for taxpayers and claimants.
Hostile environment immigration policies mean 7 million low income families must pass the Habitual Residency Test to claim Universal Credit.
Zoe Charlesworth looks at Temporary Accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) and Surplus Earnings welfare changes in April 2018.
Deven Ghelani and Lord Kirkwood visited Dover JCP to see how Universal Credit is operating on the frontline. They work with staff to help claimants.