The Budgeting Calculator takes into account both earnings and benefit income alongside expenditure. The tool provides individual advice on where savings might be made, and helps to plan immediate action.
Budgeting support generally has low take-up and existing tools are difficult to use. Policy in Practice worked with Oxford City Council to develop a fast and engaging approach to budgeting support.
You can watch a video demonstration of the calculator below:
James Pickering, Welfare Reform Manager, Oxford City Council
"Policy in Practice has helped Oxford to develop a budgeting tool that helps our advisors to have better, outcome-focused conversations with our residents. They have made DHP applications more effective, as well as more efficient, reducing the dependence of our residents on discretionary housing payments."
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