In our policy review of the year Deven Ghelani and Paul Howarth looked back on a busy 2018. We reviewed the policy changes that have happened in 2018, shared key findings from policy analysis we commissioned to do by clients, and looked forward to what this may mean for 2019.
We look at Professor Philip Alston’s recent UN report on extreme poverty and human rights and evidence why we agree with him that local authorities are the social safety net.
Read our analysis, commissioned by the Local Government Association, on whether Universal Credit is getting more people into work. Download The impact of Universal Credit on employment outcomes report.
Hear guest speaker Darren Thomas, Senior Welfare Advisor, Grwp Cynefin, in conversation with Zoe Charlesworth and Peter Carter, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit rollout progresses from the live service to full service they discuss how frontline advisors at Grwp Cynefin are faring.
In Budget 2018 Philip Hammond announced £2.7 billion boost to Universal Credit. We look at the impact some of these changes will have on the incomes of low-income households nationwide.
We respond to five changes affecting low income families that were announced in Budget 2018, namely Universal Credit, housing benefit, the minimum wage, tax allowances and affordable credit.
Four housing providers, Riverside, YMCA, St Mungo’s and Salvation Army, commissioned Policy in Practice to analyse how residents are impacted by Universal Credit, and identify improvements. Download Universal Credit and Supported Housing report here.
Leading local authorities met recently at our quarterly LIFT Dashboard user group to share their experiences and the successes they’ve had to turn their analysis into impact. Read about the 7 opportunities the group identified to increase impact using a LIFT Dashboard.
Listen back to our webinar to hear guest speaker Clive Jones, Luton Borough Council, talk about why modelling the impacts of different options is the key to designing a new Council Tax Support scheme, and the importance of Member involvement.
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.
Policy in Practice today gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee about the impact of the lower benefit cap. This post summarises some of the key points presented before MPs, based on our experience of supporting local welfare providers on the front line.
Policy in Practice has been working closely with Luton Borough Council, in collaboration with service design agency UsCreates, to build a proactive and data-led approach to tackling homelessness. In this blog post we share 7 lessons learned so far.