Topic: Welfare and Equalities

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Disability and Incapacity Benefits and Universal Credit

16 May 2019 in Briefings

ESA claimants will be among the single largest claimant group within managed migration to Universal Credit. What are the implications of migration for this very large group of people? Recent reports have given some idea of the scale of the transition and how it varies among local areas.




Welfare Reform Update March 2019

26 Mar 2019 in Briefings

What is the current state of the roll out of Universal Credit? We look here at two reports produced by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on benefits sanctions and UC; and at what is known so far (very little) about the new Work and Health Programme.



The Living Standards Outlook 2019

18 Mar 2019 in Briefings

The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.


Tackling disadvantage in the early years – Commons Education Committee

21 Feb 2019 in Briefings

The report finds that despite the government's efforts to improve early years education, there is lack of direction in the approach. Reform of the 30 hours free childcare offer is sought to help disadvantaged children as part of a strategy to join up early years services and build on the success of children’s centres and other provision, such as family hubs.


Swift read: Rough sleeping

18 Feb 2019 in Briefings

Officially there are 4,677 people sleeping rough in England - marginally fewer than a year ago but still close to three times as many as in 2010. We set out here the latest statistics.



The draft domestic abuse bill

6 Feb 2019 in Briefings

The draft Domestic Abuse Bill is now open for consultation. The draft bill’s provisions include a statutory definition of domestic abuse, a new domestic abuse commissioner and a system of domestic abuse protection notices and protection orders to deter and monitor perpetrators