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Welcome! Here you can read about our view on benefits changes with the odd update about our tools and services.

England's Council Tax Reduction schemes 2021/22

June 08, 2021 – Wendy Alcock

Our 2021 research of the Council Tax Reduction/Support (CTR) landscape is released today. Created in conjunction with the New Policy Institute, read our latest report or watch back our latest webinar to find out how things have changed over the last few years and our analysis of where the sector may be heading.

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Budget update March 2021

March 04, 2021 – Wendy Alcock

In yesterday's Budget the Chancellor detailed the ways he hopes the country will recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In this blog we summarise the benefits changes he announced as part of the recovery process.

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Cash is king for helping families self-isolate

January 14, 2021 – Phil Agulnik

Would targeting benefits at families for them to buy IT equipment for home schooling help with the government’s attempts to reduce the spread of coronavirus? Our Director tells you why he thinks it could in his latest blog.

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£15+ billion unclaimed means-tested benefits – but the sketchy take-up data makes it hard to say for sure

January 05, 2021 – entitledto

In our latest blog covering the take-up of income-related benefits we find over £15 billion is still being unclaimed by low income households across the UK. On paper this may look better than last year's £16 billion but the reduced amount of data made available by the government serves to raise more questions than they answer.

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Should the self-employed use SEISS to pay their tax bill?

November 30, 2020 – Phil Agulnik

As the third SEISS grant opens for applications our Director explains how the self-employed can eliminate the effect of their SEISS payment on their Universal Credit award with some careful planning.

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