The mid term report for Universal Credit is good, but not that good. We critique the DWP’s research and show how the carrot and the stick are being used.
Our webinar revealed that 75,000 people in work on Universal Credit will be worse off in April 2016 as a result of SR2015. Listen back and view slides here.
Malcolm Gardner, Welfare Reform Club director, guests blogs about the Autumn Statement and comments on 13 of the headlines that impact on welfare.
Policy in Practice’s Giovanni Tonutti looks at how Italy’s welfare system compares to the UK and what changes the 2014 Job Act have brought.
This analysis explains how the welfare system can create staggeringly high effective tax rates, and how tax credit cuts will increase this to 93 per cent.
Protecting the tax credit withdrawal rate would send the message that this government is the party not only of low taxes, but of low effective taxes.
Analysis from Policy in Practice finds that the Living Wage won’t compensate for cuts to tax credits, leaving poor families worse off in 2016.
We look at what impact the 1% yearly reduction on social rents announced in the Summer Budget will have on the housing crisis.
The introduction of local conditionality by councils is a side-effect of localisation. We share why it’s here and give examples where it’s been done well.
Policy in Practice’s Daniel Cavanillas takes an in depth look at the DWP’s benefit cap impact assessment.
The Chancellor would like us to believe that a National Living Wage will make work pay, but the Government benefits more than low paid workers.
New analysis from Policy in Practice looks at the combined impact of these measures and finds that many low earning households will be worse off in 2020.