We look at what the Spending Review 2020 means for low income families, and the organisations that support them.
- Spending Review 2020: From health crisis to economic emergency
- 12 Days of Christmas coming soon
- Our policy work on Test and Trace, Covid-19 in Scotland, Universal Credit and Free School Meals
- November conferences on debt, welfare reform and the benefit cap
- Hello to new clients
- People news and thank you to the team
- Wrap up the year with our free policy review of 2020 webinar
Latest blog posts
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.
Falling into debt is perilously easy, getting out is hard. Hear how our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator is helping two of our clients.
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.