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.
COVID-19 has created residents who are newly financially vulnerable and who will be looking to you for help in the near future. Listen back hear Clive Jones talk about the actions Luton Council are taking to protect their residents.
The rise in the claimant count has been most dramatic in councils who had low unemployment levels before the pandemic. We look at what councils can do now.
Sue McCarron shares how frontline staff at Citizens Advice Wirral use the Benefit and Budgeting Calculator to support customers with fluctuating incomes.
In this webinar, Zoe Charlesworth presented new nationwide analysis on the Hardship Fund allocations and discussed what this means for collection rates. Megan Mclean explored what this means for those who become newly unemployed, as well as CTR support schemes. Finally, Deven Ghelani looked at what councils can do now to proactively support people.
In this webinar Policy in Practice’s Head of Policy, Zoe Charlesworth, gives a comprehensive recap of the major changes to the welfare system. We were joined by special guest Victoria Todd, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, who updated us on the latest changes to tax credits.