Early intervention is vital to keep children out of poverty and linking datasets can build a better picture of child vulnerability. Directors of Children’s Services and Heads of Revenues and Benefits can identify need, target support and track change using their linked data.
Policy in Practice host Heidi Allen MP for a roundtable to discuss the benefit freeze and Universal Credit
Heidi Allen MP, newly of The Independent Group, gathered welfare specialists from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Trussell Trust, Citizens Advice and the Resolution Foundation to discuss issues related to the benefit freeze and Universal Credit, hosted at Policy in Practice’s offices at Millbank.
Zoe Charlesworth, Policy in Practice, gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee evidence session on Universal Credit: natural migration on Wednesday 27 February 2019. Read our analysis and download our submission.
Significant benefits changes are on their way. We look at 5 key policy changes coming up and outline how, using data analysis, councils can proactively tackle vulnerability now.
Amber Rudd’s new approach to Universal Credit is a welcome change in direction. We recap on the policy updates announced and say what needs to happen now.
In our policy review of the year Deven Ghelani and Paul Howarth looked back on a busy 2018. We reviewed the policy changes that have happened in 2018, shared key findings from policy analysis we commissioned to do by clients, and looked forward to what this may mean for 2019.
We look at Professor Philip Alston’s recent UN report on extreme poverty and human rights and evidence why we agree with him that local authorities are the social safety net.
Read our analysis, commissioned by the Local Government Association, on whether Universal Credit is getting more people into work. Download The impact of Universal Credit on employment outcomes report.
In Budget 2018 Philip Hammond announced £2.7 billion boost to Universal Credit. We look at the impact some of these changes will have on the incomes of low-income households nationwide.