Michael and I married in 2013. He was diagnosed with MND aged 33 and passed away in January 2018. In the last year of his life I became his primary carer. Policy in Practice and the MND Association asked me to share my experience of MND and the benefits system.
Hostile environment immigration policies mean 7 million low income families must pass the Habitual Residency Test to claim Universal Credit.
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.
A briefing paper for DWP giving ideas from the frontline on how to improve Universal Credit rollout is the output from our latest Leading Lights network.
Universal Credit means changes for council tax support schemes. In this technical blog we look at the detail and why the status quo is not an option.
In a new approach, Policy in Practice is helping councils to target support to Universal Credit claimants by analysing council tax support data.
Our analysis on ‘Just About Managing’ households was covered in the Guardian on Monday, as their lead story. This article provides a brief recap of the analysis, and focus on…
Policy in Practice was part of the consortium that evaluated Universal Support delivered locally trials for DWP. Read our nine key lessons here.
Deven Ghelani looks at the opportunities for Universal Credit and Local Support offered by local authorities and how this can be harnessed.
Guest blogger, Bill Irvine, writes about Universal Credit work allowances and rent arrears and the recent Northern Housing Consortium’s report on Universal Credit.