Overall, the cost of living payment for people on means-tested benefits announced by the Chancellor will be a huge help for many. But, we have a message for those not claiming - check now to see if you're eligible.
UPDATED 6 JULY New claims for Pension Credit before 18 August will get the full £650 payment. Read the blog to find out more.
Our 2022 review of the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) schemes in England looks at the changes local authorities have made to their CTR schemes for 2022/23. It draws comparisons with previous survey results to discover trends in the type of CTR schemes being introduced by LAs. Read the blog for a summary of our findings and to access the full report.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article