Last week’s report into the Local Welfare Safety Net called for proactive identification of those most vulnerable to welfare reforms.
Deven Ghelani spoke at IRRV Welfare Reform and Benefits Seminar on The Reality of the Social Impact of Welfare on Tues 2 February. View his slides here.
Deven Ghelani looked at work incentives under Universal Credit and shared new analysis he prepared for Lord Kirkwood for last week’s Lord’s debate.
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.
Deven Ghelani spoke at the IRRV conference in Scotland on 2 Dec 2015 about Universal Credit and other welfare reforms at the household level. View his slides here.
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.
Our tax credit analysis, published on the day the House of Lords were debating the proposals, created a lot of news. Read all the collated coverage here.
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.