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

Increasing the National Insurance threshold does little to help benefit claimants

March 25, 2022 – Phil Agulnik

Our Director shares his thoughts on the Chancellor's NICs announcement at this week's Spring Statement. Most benefit claimants will see zero impact, many workers claiming Universal Credit will get around half the benefit other workers will enjoy and, for some, the increase in their net income will be even less.

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Our annual review suggests about £15 billion of benefits remain unclaimed each year

February 25, 2022 – Phil Agulnik

In our latest review of the amount of income-related benefits being left unclaimed by those entitled to them, our director Phil Agulnik explains why we decided to provide two methodologies in this year’s report - one with Universal Credit and one without.

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Don’t take away our take-up stats

February 03, 2022 – Phil Agulnik

As entitledto were posed to report on this year's benefits take-up rates the DWP put out a statistical notice that effectively puts something of a spanner in our works. Our Director, Phil Agulnik, explains in his latest blog.

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Budget update October 2021

October 27, 2021 – Wendy Alcock Phil Agulnik

We take a look at the benefits changes announced by the Chancellor In his second Budget this year. Plus our Director muses on the changes to Universal Credit taper rates and work allowances and what they might mean for claimants.

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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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