Self-employed people may be affected by complex surplus earnings rules which will affect the amount of Universal Credit they receive. In this blog post we look at the best advice frontline advisors can give.
Zoe Charlesworth and Megan Mclean, Policy in Practice, analysed how the new measures will help households hit by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Sam Tims and Duncan Hatfield take a look 7 measures announced this week and discuss what Budget 2020 means for low-income families.
Change will fall unevenly across the country during this new Universal Credit Parliament. Deven Ghelani spoke at the launch of a new Resolution Foundation report to discuss how UC can be improved.
New funding for Housing First initiatives is welcome in the fight against homelessness. We look at how councils can also use data insights in their prevention work.
In our take on Universal Credit in 2019 we review policy changes and recap our analysis and recommendations. We look forward to 2020 and how UC must change to work for everyone.
Deven Ghelani and Paul Wallace were asked Should Universal Credit be scrapped? in Prospect magazine’s The Duel, December 2019. Article reproduced with kind permission.
Deven Ghelani reviews new analysis by University of Warwick that challenges a key driver for benefit cuts, asking if the savings generated are worth the price paid.
We review what the main parties say about social security and welfare reform in their Election 2019 manifestos to see how they will increase living standards for low-income families.
Zoe Charlesworth looks at local welfare support and shares examples of data-led innovation by some London boroughs.
Fabiana Macor, Policy and Data Analyst at Policy in Practice, looks at the importance of costing the homelessness crisis both in London and across the UK and the role data analysis can play in homelessness prevention.
George Sanderson looks at the numbers behind advance payments and asks whether the new measure, though welcome, goes far enough to secure the financial resilience of low-income households.