Childcare support and Universal Credit

Childcare support is more generous under Universal Credit, but payments are claimed back like expenses, rather than paid upfront (as under Tax Credits). The government need to take on the cashflow risk.

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Latest analysis: 1 in 7 low-income Londoners can’t make ends meet

Policy in Practice’s latest analysis shows that 1 in 7 low-income Londoners can’t make ends meet. Our analysis of 550,000 low-income London households 21% more low-income Londoners face a cash shortfall since 2016. The number of families who are struggling is expected to triple to 238,000 by 2020.

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