Webinars, conferences and speaking engagements
|Reducing barriers to work using data led campaigns
In September 2023 the UK experienced an economic inactivity rate of 21.3% and an estimated unemployment rate of 4.3%, both of which have increased compared to previous data. Economic inactivity has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, prompting government efforts to integrate this group into the workforce.|
Historically, policies under Universal Credit and legacy benefits emphasised pushing people into employment through conditionality and short term measures. Today, both major political parties are exploring ways to facilitate return to work and eliminate barriers to employment. However, the government is also extending conditionality and adopting a tougher stance on sanctions for a broader range of people.
Haringey is home to a young, ethnically diverse population. In June 2023, almost one fifth of those between 16 to 65 were on Universal Credit. Nearly 7% of residents over 16 were claiming unemployment related benefits, a figure above the London average of 4.7% and the 3rd highest rate of all UK councils
Haringey Council wanted to find ways to overcome barriers to employment for young people and families with children and has used data to achieve success with its employment support programmes.
Join this webinar to learn:
- The new carrot and stick policy changes designed to break down barriers to work and reduce economic inactivity
- What Haringey Council did to increase take up of free childcare for two year olds to 70%
- How Haringey Council successfully helped 95 NEETs on their employment journey
With guest speakers from Haringey Council
|29/11/2023||10:30 GMT||1.3 hours||Register|
|Policy review of 2023 and what 2024 may hold
Join our last webinar of 2023 to hear our policy analysts review 2023's policy changes and big issues, from the ongoing cost of living and energy crises to the funding of local government and the Autumn Statement.|
We will highlight our policy findings from the year including our work that revealed that millions of households across the UK are missing out on £19 billion of support each year.
We'll look at the role that data is playing in helping leading organisations to tackle these issues.
Through case studies of different types of households we'll look at what the changes mean for families now, and what 2024 has in store.
Along the way we'll share the positive impact that organisations we work with are having, and give practical solutions that others can adopt.
|6/12/2023||10:30 GMT||1.3 hours||Register|
|How the debt sector is connecting people to support||31/1/2024||10:30 GMT||1.3 hours||Register|
Browse our extensive back catalogue of on-demand webinars to hear our local authority, housing association and Citizens Advice clients talk about the challenges they face, and how our solutions are helping.
Upcoming speaking engagements
The Cost of Living on the Breadline: Income Maximisation to Make Ends Meet
Chair: Lee Healey, Founder and CEO, IncomeMAX
Ren Yi Hooi, Founder and CEO, Lightning Reach
Jessica Taplin, Chief Executive, British Gas Energy Trust
Deven Ghelani, Director and Founder, Policy in Practice
Anna Buckle, Head of Employee Experience & Financial Wellbeing, PayCaptain
In person event at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
The Use of AI tools in job searches
In person event at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London