Forward thinking housing and local government clients joined our first ever Benefit and Budgeting Calculator steering group recently to tell us how to further improve our award winning calculator.
Listen back to this webinar to hear guest speaker Corin Hammersley, Royal Borough of Greenwich, explain how they identified £20 million of unclaimed benefits for residents using a Policy in Practice LIFT Dashboard.
Significant benefits changes are on their way. We look at 5 key policy changes coming up and outline how, using data analysis, councils can proactively tackle vulnerability now.
Hear guest speakers Kayley Hignell, Citizens Advice, and Nicky Rees, Citizens Advice Peterborough, in conversation with Deven Ghelani, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit receives a refresh we asked what the recent changes mean for people affected, and how Citizens Advice is responding.
Hear guest speaker Marie Hardeman, The Guinness Group, in conversation with Donna Gallagher and Peter Carter. As personal debt hits new highs we talk about the budgeting support they offer to their tenants nationwide.
Croydon Council’s Community Connect/Food Stop initiative is shortlisted for an LGC Award 2019. Jade Alsop goes behind the scenes at Community Connect/Food Stop and looks at the successes achieved to date.
Amber Rudd’s new approach to Universal Credit is a welcome change in direction. We recap on the policy updates announced and say what needs to happen now.
I joined like-minded innovators at TechUK’s Future Gazing event to hear about technologies and trends that are transforming local government. I was keen to hear how predictions made for 2018 panned out and what’s in store for GovTech in 2019.
Childcare support is more generous under Universal Credit, but payments are claimed back like expenses, rather than paid upfront (as under Tax Credits). The government need to take on the cashflow risk.
Policy in Practice was invited to give evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee in December about the potential impact of the two-child benefit limit, ahead of the policy’s scope…
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.