Universal Credit is intended to simplify a very complex benefit system. But do the budget cuts still allow Universal Credit to make work pay? We reveal our latest analysis.
More English councils than ever are having to cut Council Tax support budgets to balance the books, new research from NPI reveals.
To achieve financial inclusion we must tackle problem debt. Policy in Practice and Financial Inclusion Commission look at what can be learnt from Scotland.
Leading Lights from councils, housing associations and welfare to work providers discussed welfare reform policy and its delivery at the House of Lords recently.
A timeline of the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, and what it means now for Universal Credit from Policy in Practice.
Wed 9 March at 10:30. Listen back to hear how we model CTRS schemes to help councils protect their most vulnerable citizens, now and in the future.
Limiting the access to benefits for EU citizens adds complexity for little gain, finds Policy in Practice’s new analysis.
We briefed Lord Kirkwood in support of the repeal of Universal Credit work allowances proposed amendment to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. Read our analysis.
The Local Welfare Safety Net inquiry report is critiqued here by Zoe Charlesworth and Paul Howarth, Welfare Reform Club, who also gave evidence.
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.