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Coronavirus

Poor children need a Coronavirus bonus

26 March 2020
The increase to the universal credit (UC) standard allowance and the working tax credit basic element by £20 per week as part of the government’s response to the Coronavirus is welcome. According to the Resolution Foundation[1] “Having recently fallen to their lowest real-terms value since the early 1990s, the main adult rate of unemployment benefits is now at its highest ever level, as the chart below shows. Relative to average earnings, it is at its highest level since 1998-99

COVID-19 resources for benefit advisers

23 March 2020

Response to Chancellor's announcements on supporting jobs during COVID-19

20 March 2020
Our response to the Chancellor's announcement's today.

COVID-19

20 March 2020
Our response to COVID-19

Universal credit: what you need to know, 6th ed

£15.00
Universal credit is the biggest change to our social security system in over sixty years, affecting millions of people with children or on a low income and now fully rolled out across the country. Learn what you need to know about the new benefit with the fully updated edition of our bestselling, easy-to-follow guide.