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

Does the Scottish Child Payment mean a move to a new Scottish benefits system?

November 04, 2020 – Phil Agulnik

With the launch of the Scottish Child Payment starting next week our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, considers whether the cliff edge nature of this new passported benefit reduces incentives to work for some families. And possibly it also sets the course for a completely independent benefits system for Scotland!

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We made ourselves a new website for our 20th Birthday

June 29, 2020 – Wendy Alcock

As entitledto reaches the grand age of 20 we're celebrating by launching ourselves a spick and span new website. In this blog we briefly reflect on the history of the site, looking back at how entitledto.co.uk has changed over the last 20 years. Have a browse around and get in touch to let us know what you think.

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Some tips for Universal Credit claimants entitled to the self-employment income support scheme

May 07, 2020 – Phil Agulnik

For anyone eligible for the new Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and also claiming Universal Credit the interaction of payment dates could have a big effect on their entitlement to the benefit. Self-employed people can start making claims for the SEISS from next Wednesday but in this blog our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, asks ‘Should they hold fire’?

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More ways to deliver help to self-employed people during the coronavirus outbreak

March 23, 2020 – Phil Agulnik

Many of Britain’s 5 million self-employed people could be without an income for a long time. The government’s main answer so far has been to increase Universal Credit. Our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, looks at the alternatives.

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Delivering social security during the coronavirus outbreak

March 19, 2020 – Phil Agulnik

As the effects of coronavirus spread for benefits claimants old and new our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, explains in this blog why the government need to reopen legacy benefits to help the system cope with demand and to deliver for the self-employed.

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