George Sanderson looks at the numbers behind advance payments and asks whether the new measure, though welcome, goes far enough to secure the financial resilience of low-income households.
Our new analysis, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, identifies 7 factors that determine a household’s ability to cope with the transition to Universal Credit. We give 4 recommendations that Government should adopt now.
Zoe Charlesworth reviews announcements from the Spending Round 2019 and looks at some of the measures that could help people on low incomes and those who may be struggling.
Innovative and successful stories of data analytics in local authorities were shared by our LIFT Dashboard clients at our recent steering group. Read more.
Our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator steering group met again in July to hear about best practice from users and new developments from us. Read more.
Positive use of data can help society’s most vulnerable people. Here are 8 examples, including Luton and Croydon Councils, where data analysis is used for good.
Deven Ghelani discussed Fintech and the Benefits System at a roundtable hosted by Lord Holmes of Richmond recently. He identifies 4 barriers to be overcome if using government data to prevent hardship is to be adopted more widely.
Emma Owens, (Acting) Head of Lettings, Curo discusses how their triage approach to support sees them focusing 80% of their time on 20% of customers, and how our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator helps.
Paul Howarth reports back on DWP’s recent Universal Credit managed migration webinar, covering vulnerable and complex needs and service delivery workshops.
Julie Pitt, Director of Gateway Services at Croydon Council discusses how Croydon Council is using data to deliver better outcomes via their award-winning Gateway programme.
Zoe Charlesworth comments on recent reports from the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur and Human Rights Watch on poverty in the UK.
Hear guest speakers Michelle Birley and Nadine Burns, The Guinness Group, discussing the Universal Credit managed migration pilot and how Guinness is preparing.