The new research by Money and Mental Health shows that people with mental health problems have been hit particularly hard financially during the pandemic, with two in five suffering a drop in income, and three in ten cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make ends last year.
Once pre-paid funeral plans come under our regulation next July, customers will be protected if their authorised plan provider fails.
72% of unpaid carers worry about juggling work and care
53% of working carers say returning to workplace will be more challenging
12% of working carers are at risk of reducing or giving up work if they are not allowed to work from home
One in five carers at risk of reducing or giving up work without social care
This article outlines the process of our participatory co-design project: lessons learned, key reflections, and how bringing together different forms of expertise has given us a richer understanding of the problems of in-work poverty, and a set of solutions we designed together.
This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and gender.
These statistics give a detailed analysis and break downs of the number of disabled people in employment.
A list of the proposed benefit rates and pension rates for 2022 to 2023.
Looks at the rules on the ‘normal minimum pension age’, which is the earliest age from which individuals can access workplace or personal pensions, and measures in the Finance (No. 2) Bill to increase it from 55 to 57 from 2028
Universal Credit is a monthly payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or unable to work.
Your monthly payment is based on your circumstances, for example, your earnings or household income, housing costs and any health condition or disability you may have.
Universal credit (UC) is paid monthly in arrears. This means UC recipients have their earned income assessed at the end of every monthly ‘assessment period’ to calculate their UC payment. Monthly assessment periods create challenges for working UC claimants who are not paid on exactly the same date each month. Two in five jobs paying less than £200 a week (£10,400 a year) are not paid on a monthly basis.