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.
Hostile environment immigration policies mean 7 million low income families must pass the Habitual Residency Test to claim Universal Credit.
Zoe Charlesworth looks at Temporary Accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) and Surplus Earnings welfare changes in April 2018.
Deven Ghelani and Lord Kirkwood visited Dover JCP to see how Universal Credit is operating on the frontline. They work with staff to help claimants.
The Phase Two findings of our Low Income Londoners and welfare reform project looks at self-employed people on low income in the capital.
Guest blogger Jamie Sinclair shares findings from the Deep End Advice Worker project about engaging people on low incomes.
Read our response to the consultation on eligibility to free school meals under Universal Credit and our alternative idea that feeds 1 million more children.
Read the background and download Policy in Practice’s briefing options papers for DWP on Universal Credit rollout, ahead of Autumn Budget 2017.
In a new approach, Policy in Practice is helping councils to target support to Universal Credit claimants by analysing council tax support data.