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Early Warning System Briefing: Social security support for housing

22 March 2019
Evidence submitted for the Social Security Committee's inquiry on social security support for housing.

Early Warning System e-bulletin - February 2019

Updates on natural migration onto UC, assessment period inflexibility, the two child limit, and disabled people losing SDP.

Childcare costs in universal credit

21 December 2018
Using cases from our Early Warning System, this submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee highlights issues parents face in claiming childcare costs through universal credit.

Early Warning System e-bulletin - November 2018

A summary of the main issues that come through to the Early Warning System, and what we’re doing about them.

Early Warning System e-bulletin - September 2018

A call for case examples of errors in the administration of housing costs contribution in universal credit.

Latest news from Early Warning System

Early Warning System, which gathers evidence about the impacts of welfare reform on children and their families.

Early Warning System e-bulletin - August 2018

August 2018
How you can get involved, what the EWS is telling us, what we have been doing with your case studies, next steps for the Early Warning System

Too simple: the failure of universal credit assessment periods

08 August 2018
In the ‘simple’ world of universal credit, monthly assessment periods are the supposedly ‘neat’ way of judging what financial support families should get based on their earnings and circumstances.

Rough justice: problems with monthly assessment of pay and circumstances in universal credit, and what can be done about them

06 August 2018
This report identifies a range of problems arising from the rigid system of monthly assessment of both income and circumstances in universal credit, based on cases from CPAG’s Early Warning System, and proposes practical solutions.