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

More people are missing out on the benefits they’re entitled to (we think)

November 21, 2023 – entitledto

The government’s latest estimates of benefit take-up have been released for some means-tested benefits, so we’ve updated our ongoing analysis of the amounts remaining unclaimed by eligible households. Read our latest blog to find out why ‘we think’ £16bn of benefits remains unclaimed.

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Using entitledto for social policy research

October 25, 2023 – entitledto

In the last few years we’ve helped several social policy researchers speak to people on low incomes, so that their views can be used to shape future policy. This blog outlines some of the ways we have been able to help and explains how we might be able to support other research work with people on low incomes.

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entitledtolearn – What we’ve learned about the world of adult training

June 16, 2023 – entitledto

In 2022, in collaboration with The Digital College, we trialled a new service called 'entitledtolearn' which aimed to help its users find placements on free training and education courses. In this blog we summarise our findings and link to a full project report.

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Council Tax Reduction schemes in England 2023/24

May 16, 2023 – Karen Holmes Phil Agulnik

Our 2023 review of the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) schemes in England looks at the changes local authorities have made to their CTR schemes for 2023/24. The effect of the cost-of-living crisis dominated most council’s agendas this year. This blog provides a summary of our findings and links to the full report.

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Billions of means-tested benefits remain unclaimed each year

May 05, 2023 – entitledto

We are frequently asked for up-to-date figures about the amount of income-related benefits being left unclaimed by those entitled to them. Despite lack of new data from the DWP entitledto's benefits boffins have updated our estimates and renewed our call for better data in the future.

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