Welfare reform

Universal Credit Update and Tactics, 8 & 9 February 2023 ONLINE

8th February 2023 to 9th February 2023
Online
Universal credit (UC) changes all the time, as the law is amended, as it is implemented in practice, and as local delivery changes. This course is an opportunity for experienced...

Universal Credit Update and Tactics, 19 & 20 October 2022 ONLINE

19th October 2022 to 20th October 2022
Online
Universal credit (UC) changes all the time, as the law is amended, as it is implemented in practice, and as local delivery changes. This course is an opportunity for experienced...

Universal Credit Update and Tactics, 8 & 9 June 2022 ONLINE

8th June 2022 to 9th June 2022
Online
Universal credit (UC) changes all the time, as the law is amended, as it is implemented in practice, and as local delivery changes. This course is an opportunity for experienced...

Benefit and Tax Credit Law Update, 22 & 23 March 2023 ONLINE

22nd March 2023 to 23rd March 2023
Online
Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings...

Benefit and Tax Credit Law Update, 2 & 3 November 2022 ONLINE

2nd November 2022 to 3rd November 2022
Online
Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings...

Benefit and Tax Credit Law Update, 22 & 23 June 2022 ONLINE

22nd June 2022 to 23rd June 2022
Online
Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings...

Introduction to Welfare Benefits, 4 & 5 May 2022 ONLINE

4th May 2022 to 5th May 2022
Online
The welfare benefits system is complicated and confusing, both to claimants and those whose responsibility it is to support them. Claimants are largely expected to know their rights, although it...

'We honestly didn’t know how to survive'

18 September 2020
My name is David. I'm married with three children. I have worked several minimum wage jobs from care worker roles to handyman of a restaurant chain (I am now furloughed). I’ve had ongoing mental health problems and although I'm still medicating I feel I have beaten depression largely and my anxiety is more manageable. I am right now affected by the two-child limit and benefit cap - this alongside a stressful transition to universal credit has caused much stress to both my wife and me, putting a strain on our relationship, generally leaving us wondering how we are going to survive at times. 

Prevent poverty to secure the future for children and families

17 June 2020
In the latest Secure Futures paper, Adrian Sinfield examines the importance of preventing poverty, alongside alleviating it.

Families hit harder because nothing for children in Covid-19 response

12 May 2020
Covid-19 has clearly had a massive impact on household incomes in the UK. Millions of people have lost their job and millions more have been furloughed. It will take a while to understand the complete effect of Covid on household incomes but some initial quantitative findings can help shed light on the effect of the pandemic on families.