Research & Analysis

16th July 2019

British Medical Journal article about the effects of Universal Credit

The British Medical Journal has published an article about the effects of Universal Credit, ‘Impact of Universal Credit in North East England: a qualitative study of claimants and support staff‘. Read More

14th July 2019

Opportunities for fraud

The Guardian has reported that criminals are using Universal Credit claimants’ identities to claim the loans designed to tide people over the wait before Universal Credit payments begin. Tens of Read More

2nd July 2019

Digital by default

Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Christiaan van Veen, a special advisor on new technologies and human rights, have written an article for The Read More

2nd July 2019

Some rather diverse reports

A number of reports were published in a short period of time at the end of April and the beginning of May. On the 23rd April, Philip Alston, the United Read More

2nd July 2019

Basic Income and cryptocurrency

Those who try to introduce change (into organisations or into any other community) know that it is wise to do it gradually and, if at all possible, while pretending that Read More

21st June 2019

Two events: The IFS and the LSE

Two informative events took place on Wednesday 19th June. In the morning, the Institute for Fiscal Studies launched its annual report on Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, Read More