Sam Tims looks at what impact four Brexit scenarios will have on low-income households and identifies steps councils can take to support people affected.
In this guest blog post Michelle Birley, Customer Support Manager at the Guinness Partnership, writes about how Universal Credit affects their customers and business.
Haroon Chowdry, Head of Analysis, Children’s Commissioner’s Office, joined us to discuss how benefits data can help us understand child vulnerability. We shared findings from analysis we did for the CCO on the impact that welfare reforms will have.
A new tool is helping councils turn rich data into real help for low-income families. The new Living Standards Index for London, built by collaboration, reveals the capital’s pockets of poverty.
A new Living Standards Index for London tracks the financial security of 550,000 low-income families to reveal the pockets of poverty in our nation’s capital. Read our media release here.
Paul Howarth recently attended DWP’s managed migration webinar for Policy in Practice and in this blog post he recaps on the information shared.
A tale of two councils: Luton and Barking and Dagenham use data insights to build residents’ resilience
Effective use of data insights can identify struggling households and offer proactive, tailored support to help boost their incomes before they hit crisis point. We see how Barking and Dagenham and Luton councils have taken different approaches to this challenge.
Hear guest speaker Allan Clark, Barnet Council, in conversation with Zoe Charlesworth and Megan Mclean, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit rolls out, we ask how should councils change their council tax reduction schemes, in order to protect their most vulnerable residents?
Leading local authorities joined our LIFT Dashboard user group to share how their data analytics work supports vulnerable residents. Read about projects that are driven by insights from their household level datasets.
Early intervention is vital to keep children out of poverty and linking datasets can build a better picture of child vulnerability. Directors of Children’s Services and Heads of Revenues and Benefits can identify need, target support and track change using their linked data.
Policy in Practice host Heidi Allen MP for a roundtable to discuss the benefit freeze and Universal Credit
Heidi Allen MP, newly of The Independent Group, gathered welfare specialists from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Trussell Trust, Citizens Advice and the Resolution Foundation to discuss issues related to the benefit freeze and Universal Credit, hosted at Policy in Practice’s offices at Millbank.
We look at the findings from two waves of tracking research with recent Universal Credit full service claimants carried out by Ipsos MORI for the DWP.