Pensioner poverty is on the rise as the cost of living crisis grips the country. We explore pensioners’ income and Pension Credit take up.
Over a million more people will be in poverty this April says new analysis from Policy in Practice ahead of the Spring Statement 2022.
UK poverty rates are hard to understand due to outdated estimates. We look at how administrative data can help fill this gap.
Linking children’s social care and benefits data may tell us more about hardship experienced by families referred to children’s social care.
Kent county and district councils collaborate to tackle poverty using their data. Early results indicate campaigns could boost income by £6m.
Discretionary support is welcome but adds more complexity to the welfare system. Councils have a job to do to tackle financial insecurity.
Read findings about Covid-19 and council tax reduction in Wales from our new research for the Welsh government.
As the end of the eviction ban arrives we look at what councils can do to tackle homelessness and suggest three system changes needed
Five predictors of homelessness have been identified using administrative data held by councils. Read our new work on tackling homelessness.
For International Women’s Day we interviewed the women of Policy in Practice to find out about their careers. Watch the video here.