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

How is the Move to Universal Credit ‘Who Knows Me’ pilot progressing?

March 09, 2020 – Wendy Alcock

At a DWP Universal Credit Stakeholder Update event we recently received an update on the progress of the managed migration Move to Universal Credit ‘Who Knows Me’ pilot. In this blog our Communications Manager, Wendy Alcock, provides a summary of topics covered in the meeting.

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£16 billion remains unclaimed in means tested benefits each year

February 27, 2020 – entitledto

For the third year running we take a look at the government's benefit take-up stats. The headlines suggest things have improved, as the amount of unclaimed benefits has dropped, but read our blog to find out why the changes might not be as positive as they seem.

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entitledto and Team Netsol respond to the Scottish Parliament benefit take-up inquiry

January 22, 2020 – entitledto

Last year the Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee launched an inquiry into benefit take-up to explore how take-up for social security benefits can be improved in Scotland. entitledto submitted a joint response to the inquiry with Team Netsol to say there are four processes needed to create successful take-up rates. Read our full response for more detail.

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entitledto welcomes Scotland’s new child payment

July 02, 2019 – Phil Agulnik

Last week the Scottish Government announced it would be introducing a new benefit for low income families in Scotland, the Scottish Child Payment. In this blog our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, gives his initial thoughts on the payment.

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How to means-test free TV licences: entitledto's response to BBC consultation

June 10, 2019 – entitledto

The BBC has announced today that only households with over 75 year olds in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive the licence fee for free from June 2020 onwards. entitledto submitted a response to the BBC's consultation earlier this year to say that, If it chooses to target TV licences, it should take the opportunity to promote benefit take-up. Read our full response for more detail.

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