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.
Deven Ghelani spoke at Utility Week’s #consumerdebt conference about how to help vulnerable utility customers. Read a summary and view his slides here.
Universal Credit means the default council tax reduction scheme is no longer the best option. Find out how support schemes need to change. With guest, Jenny Hoare from Wolverhampton City Council.
Listen back to hear how we track living standards and visualise drivers of poverty with our LIFT dashboard. With Chris Buckman, Exeter City Council.
Deven Ghelani joined local authorities and others to discuss preventing homelessness at UsCreate’s homelessness workshop in December 2017.
Universal Credit means changes for council tax support schemes. In this technical blog we look at the detail and why the status quo is not an option.
In a new approach, Policy in Practice is helping councils to target support to Universal Credit claimants by analysing council tax support data.