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.
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.
Peter Carter, Policy in Practice, hosted our webinar: Mapping the Impact of the Summer Budget in Birmingham on Thurs 24 Sept at 10:30am. Listen back and view slides here.