Will some Local Authorities be able to merge Council Tax with Universal Credit? There is a risk that the original intention of welfare reforms will be undermined by the localisation of council tax. Worryingly few local authorities are in favour … Continued
This post is largely in response to a Save the Children report, challenging Universal Credit for making some lone parents worse off. Their report ‘Ending Child Poverty: Ensuring Universal Credit support working mums‘ raises some important and valid concerns about … Continued
Losing Free School Meals can cost an awful lot more than just their monetary value. This table I produced for the Social Security Advisory Committee and the Department for Education shows that a family with three children losing free school meals worth £1,130 will need an increase in gross income of up to £4,700 to compensate.