We look at what the Spending Review 2020 means for low income families, and the organisations that support them.
Read a review of our evidence to the Scottish Social Security Committee on the role of Scottish Social Security in Covid-19 recovery.
Our new analysis about free school meals shows how many families struggle to meet the extra costs of food in school holidays, and why. We also present strategies the government could adopt to ensure that no family is in financial crisis as a result of the school holidays, including extending free school meals to all children from households in receipt of Universal Credit.
Falling into debt is perilously easy, getting out is hard. Hear how our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator is helping two of our clients.
Policy in Practice’s recommended changes to Universal Credit published in Work and Pension Committee report
Changes to Universal Credit suggested by Policy in Practice are included in the Work and Pensions Committee’s new report. We review it here.
New analysis into how to fund Free School Meals finds that it will cost the government 60% less than parents to feed their children during school holidays.
Commissioned by the Welsh Government, Policy in Practice has completed a major 18 month data led study of the impact of Universal Credit in Wales.
COVID-19 has created residents who are newly financially vulnerable and who will be looking to you for help in the near future. Listen back hear Clive Jones talk about the actions Luton Council are taking to protect their residents.
Collecting council tax after COVID-19 will be challenging. In this blog post Paul Howarth gives three reasons for optimisim.
Latest data shows that young people’s access to work has been badly hit by Covid-19. We look at what the numbers show, and what can be done.
Deven Ghelani was interviewed on LBC about the Winter Economy Plan following the Chancellor’s announcement. Listen back and view his tweet thread.
The rise in the claimant count has been most dramatic in councils who had low unemployment levels before the pandemic. We look at what councils can do now.