Our 2019 review of council tax support schemes looks behind the trends to see what’s driving change, and what councils should consider in the future.
We share 4 trends we’ve seen from modelling 150+ council tax reduction schemes in 2019 and discuss why discount schemes will be popular in the future.
Ellie Kershaw from Tower Hamlets Council explores the challenges the borough has in spending Discretionary Housing Payments funding well. We hear how consistency with local priorities, speed of decision making and understanding effectiveness are key, and how Policy in Practice’s software is helping.
Innovative and successful stories of data analytics in local authorities were shared by our LIFT Dashboard clients at our recent steering group. Read more.
Zoe Charlesworth comments on recent reports from the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur and Human Rights Watch on poverty in the UK.
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 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?