No new measures to maximise income were given in the Queen’s Speech despite the cost of living crisis. We look at Universal Credit’s untapped potential.
Pensioner poverty is on the rise as the cost of living crisis grips the country. We explore pensioners’ income and Pension Credit take up.
Benefits sanctions are set for a big increase even without the new work search at four weeks rule for people on Universal Credit.
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UK poverty rates are hard to understand due to outdated estimates.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.
We look at the government’s case for uprating benefits by less than inflation and argue that Universal Credit should be made to work better.
We explore the new rule for Universal Credit work search at four weeks and explain why it’s a lose-lose policy for claimants and public purse.
Linking children’s social care and benefits data may tell us more about hardship experienced by families referred to children’s social care.
2022 is set to be a year with many challenges, especially for low-income households. We explore three of these and suggest actions that can make a difference.