Leading local authorities met recently at our quarterly LIFT Dashboard user group to share their experiences and the successes they’ve had to turn their analysis into impact. Read about the 7 opportunities the group identified to increase impact using a LIFT Dashboard.
Listen back to our webinar to hear guest speaker Clive Jones, Luton Borough Council, talk about why modelling the impacts of different options is the key to designing a new Council Tax Support scheme, and the importance of Member involvement.
Policy in Practice today gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee about the impact of the lower benefit cap. This post summarises some of the key points presented before MPs, based on our experience of supporting local welfare providers on the front line.
Policy in Practice has been working closely with Luton Borough Council, in collaboration with service design agency UsCreates, to build a proactive and data-led approach to tackling homelessness. In this blog post we share 7 lessons learned so far.
Policy in Practice’s latest analysis shows that 1 in 7 low-income Londoners can’t make ends meet. Our analysis of 550,000 low-income London households 21% more low-income Londoners face a cash shortfall since 2016. The number of families who are struggling is expected to triple to 238,000 by 2020.
Guest speaker Chris Parker, Newcastle City Council, in conversation with Deven Ghelani, Policy in Practice. They discuss how Newcastle’s approach to tackling homelessness using smart analysis of their existing household level data set.
CIPFA is consulting on its plans to create an index of local authority financial resilience. We support CIPFA’s data led approach. The financial resilience of councils, and households they support, is critical. Councils can and should use their existing data to work on both.
Policy in Practice and Uscreates are working with Luton Borough Council to show how data and design can tackle homelessness.
The Phase Two findings of our Low Income Londoners and welfare reform project looks at self-employed people on low income in the capital.