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

Autumn statement update November 2023

November 23, 2023 – Wendy Alcock Phil Agulnik

Was it back to business as usual for the Chancellor yesterday with his announcements in the Autumn Statement on benefits uprating and the Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? Find out our view, and what other changes were announced, in our latest blog.

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Spring Budget update March 2023

March 16, 2023 – Wendy Alcock

In this summary of the Spring Budget we outline the changes that will affect people on benefits. In what was called the ‘Back to work Budget’ we saw several announcements around getting people into work, including around childcare, benefits conditionality, work capability and more.

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Autumn Statement update November 2022

November 18, 2022 – Wendy Alcock

In this summary of yesterday's Autumn Statement we outline the changes that will affect people on benefits. With updates on benefits uprating, tax thresholds and extra assistance for help with increased bills, households on benefits now have a little more surety on the support available to help them through the cost-of-living crisis over the next year.

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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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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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