Last week the Scottish Government announced it would be introducing a new benefit for low income families in Scotland, the Scottish Child Payment. In this blog our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, gives his initial thoughts on the payment.
The BBC has announced today that only households with over 75 year olds in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive the licence fee for free from June 2020 onwards. entitledto submitted a response to the BBC's consultation earlier this year to say that, If it chooses to target TV licences, it should take the opportunity to promote benefit take-up. Read our full response for more detail.
In this blog we cover the variety of different Council Tax Support/Reduction banded schemes, with examples of each type, now in place in England. We also look at the range of other notable variances being used by local authorities, as they review their scheme details to deal with the impact of Universal Credit.
Providing benefits advice in the UK is a tough job with constantly changing rules and regulations and increasingly stretched resources. At entitledto we know benefits advisers do an incredible job of helping people to improve their financial situation by providing entitlement advice and we want to help you help more people out of poverty.
This morning, our Director, Phil Agulnik, give evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee about the natural migration of Universal Credit and ways the government can minimise detriment to those being moved to it.
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