Administering the Covid Winter Grant Scheme has put councils under pressure. LIFT’s new poverty indicators can help identify eligible families.
Policy in Practice wins to become a Rapid Recovery Challenge semi-finalist with our My Benefits Calculator app. Read about our exciting plans.
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.
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.
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.