With the pandemic putting a strain on families and their finances, food banks have seen a large increase in their usage.
With COVID-19 having slowed social mobility, the Social Mobility Commission has looked into the issue and produced a policy paper that aims to resolve the issue.
Following on from 2017’s Grenfell Tower fire, a research briefing has been made in preparation for a debate regarding who is responsible for paying the cost of fire safety work.
Building on the number of organisations and individuals who are facing difficulties in being able to challenge council decisions on adult social care, the EHRC is launching an inquiry into how the process can be improved.
Previously only available to the surviving partner of a marriage or civil partnership, Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payments are to include cohabiting partners with dependent children as well.
Much can change over a decade, and so this briefing looks at how the benefits system has changed with the introduction of Universal Credit, the goals it aims to achieve and how it will try to achieve them.
Introduced back in 2013, the High Income Child Benefit Charge is meant to allow the government to regain some money from those claiming Child Benefits whilst at least one member of the household is earning over £50k a year.
Following consultations and preparations, the FCA has now confirmed the standards they will be holding funeral plans to.
A House of Commons Briefing has been published that lists all other briefings that cover the topic of support during COVID-19.
The Local Government Association has written a detailed news article on the issue, covering causes, effects and possible solutions.