On page 160 of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook is what is becoming a very familiar chart. It shows the latest forecast for Universal Credit rollout and how these forecasts have changed...Read more »
“Preventing people from falling out of work because of ill health is always better than having to pick up the pieces afterwards. So we want to support people at every stage – from out of work...Read more »
Tomorrow, Stephen Crabb will give his maiden speech as Secretary of State. So, where should he start? Here’s eight things that he may (or may not) say:
After weeks of briefing, on Monday we got the clearest indication yet that tax credits are going to bear the brunt of next month’s welfare cuts. In more ways than one, it looks like the 2015 Budget will relive the mistakes of 2010.
The benefit cap has always been a solution looking for a problem, and today’s headlinessuggest that Policy Exchange want to widen that search. The cap isn’t cutting benefit spending. The latest government figures suggest that the cap has reduced welfare...Read more »