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04

May

Poverty and welfare reform in Northern Ireland

In Belfast earlier this week we launched our latest report on poverty in Northern Ireland. The launch is an opportunity for us to disseminate the findings of research, but also see…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

26

Apr

Moving people to Stoke won't be enough to cut the housing benefit bill

This week has seen a rash of news and comment pieces about the plans of some London boroughs to move housing benefit claimants to cheaper parts of the country. This has led to sugg…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

21

Mar

How do you cut (another) £10bn from welfare?

One intriguing part of today's budget was something the Chancellor only hinted at. The next spending review will look to cut £10bn off the welfare budget. But how?Today’s budget wa…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

01

Dec

New national report on poverty

Our latest Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Report shows that the Government’s anti poverty strategy cannot succeed without the creation of millions of jobs. Worryingly, the…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

15

Nov

Unfair changes to Employment and Support Allowance

New research from the CRESR estimates that 1 million people will be forced to find work due to changes to incapacity benefits.  In a labour market short of several million jobs, th…

  • Authors: Anushree Parekh, Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

03

Nov

Disability and mobility

The Low Review of the proposed withdrawal of DLA mobility from care home residents is a sharp reminder that disabled people have the same mobility needs as anyone else.Chaired by …

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

24

Oct

A poisoned chalice for local government

NPI's new analysis of the Government’s consultation document on council tax benefit shows that English local authorities will either have to absorb the CTB cut themselves or tax th…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Local Government

20

Oct

London's Poverty Profile

We launched our third London’s Poverty Profile report today. It looks at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage, from low income to ill health, covering housing, educati…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty

11

Oct

Coping on £80 a week

In a recent interview with BBC's Oliver Hides, NPI's Peter Kenway discusses the grossly inadequate social security benefits for working-age adults and how current proposals for wel…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

07

Dec

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2010

The fall in child poverty in the first year of the recession shows how big an impact tax credits and benefits can make in the short term – while the rise and rise of in-work povert…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Anushree Parekh, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

30

Mar

Why a falling claimant count is not all good news

January's figures for the number of people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) show small falls in both the total number of claimants and the number making a new claim. But…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform