Last year the Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee launched an inquiry into benefit take-up to explore how take-up for social security benefits can be improved in Scotland. entitledto submitted a joint response to the inquiry with Team Netsol to say there are four processes needed to create successful take-up rates. 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.
A year ago we crunched the numbers on the amounts of people who are entitled to claim means tested benefits but don’t. A year later new stats show us little has changed and billions of £££ remain unclaimed.