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The Two-Child Limit in Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit

September 6, 2019

This briefing deals with what is known so far about the Two Child Policy which began in April 2017. Through the policy, income support provided to families through tax credits, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (UC), has…

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Viewpoint: Councils fighting for decent work

August 12, 2019

Marcus Johns, researcher at IPPR North, discusses their recent work with northern local authorities to encourage high quality jobs for residents – and what other councils can learn from their experiences. Local authorities can help fight the…

Projects & Reports

Human Rights Act: a guide for councillors

August 2, 2016

This guide aims to give councillors an understanding of the Human Rights Act and its bearing on their work as part of the local authority. It uses case studies to illustrate situations where the Act might be…


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