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.
Benefit capped households are set to double as a result of the interaction of the COVID-19 measures and the Benefit Cap. We examine why, for the GLA.
Policy in Practice today gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee about the impact of the lower benefit cap. This post summarises some of the key points presented before MPs, based on our experience of supporting local welfare providers on the front line.
Policy in Practice helped Croydon Council prepare for the lower benefit cap by identifying exemptions and prioritising support to affected households.
We look at the different impacts of the benefit cap nationwide in the third of our blogs on the National Picture of Welfare Reform. 3/4
Policy in Practice’s Daniel Cavanillas takes an in depth look at the DWP’s benefit cap impact assessment.