In The News
Monday 3 April 2017
Policy in Practice analysis was featured on the front page of The Guardian, ahead of new changes to the benefit system taking effect.
Our analysis of the impact of the new child tax credit rule shows that a third child born to low income families will miss out on up to £2,780 of tax credit support in April, affecting 8,000 families each month. Furthermore, out analysis finds that more than 2 million low-income families are at risk of being hit if they have a third child, 70% of whom are in work.
The measure is set to save the government £1bn per year by 2020, helping it to meet its stated objective to reduce the public deficit and rebalance the finances of the welfare state. There is no evidence that the policy will have any impact on birth rates.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Deven Ghelani was interviewed on Russia Today, talking about how families with over 3 children will bear the brunt of austerity burden.