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.
In Budget 2018 Philip Hammond announced £2.7 billion boost to Universal Credit. We look at the impact some of these changes will have on the incomes of low-income households nationwide.
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.
Deven Ghelani comments on Child Poverty Action Group’s Rough Justice report into fluctuating earnings and Universal Credit.
Policy in Practice responds to the NAO’s Rolling out Universal Credit report with four constructive suggestions that DWP can implement immediately to improve Universal Credit so it delivers more value for money for taxpayers and claimants.
Policy in Practice was delighted to be part of this year’s LGC Awards. We joined Croydon Council to celebrate the nomination of their People’s Gateway Enablement and Welfare Service which…
Deven Ghelani spoke at IRRV Welfare Reform and Benefits Seminar on The Reality of the Social Impact of Welfare on Tues 2 February. View his slides here.