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Happy New Year!
The whole team at Policy in Practice has loved working with you, and making a difference in 2018
We look forward to having an even bigger impact in 2019
Thank you for your support
In this issue

  • Policy in Practice's 2018 in numbers
  • Two-child benefit limit: Evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee
  • Childcare support under Universal Credit: Sky News and Radio
  • Social policy review of 2018
  • Secure your spot today for our New Year Steering Groups
  • Learn best practice ways to help low income households
  • Congratulations to Alison Blount, Stockport MBC
  • Season's greetings, one and all
Two-child benefit limit: evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee
Policy in Practice was invited to give evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee about the potential impact and effectiveness of the two-child benefit limit, ahead of the policy’s scope being widened in February 2019.

Our Head of Policy, Zoe Charlesworth, was asked to reflect on the aims of the policy, whether they are likely be met and the hardship that we expect it to cause.

Read more
Childcare support under Universal Credit: Sky News and Radio
Deven Ghelani was on Sky News and LBC to discuss the latest report by the Work and Pensions Committee on childcare support under Universal Credit, which argues that the way childcare costs are paid in Universal Credit "directly conflicts" with the Government’s key aim for the policy: getting more people into work.

You can follow @policy_practice or read a tweetstorm of his commentary on the report here.
Social policy review of 2018
Our last webinar of 2018 attracted like-minded professionals from across the UK and explored a review of the social policy analysis we delivered for clients in 2018. The team recapped on key findings we uncovered and discussed what this meant for local organisations in 2019.

Read some of the analysis featured

  • Riverside, YMCA, St Mungos, Salvation Army: Universal Credit and Supported Housing here
  • LGA: The impact of Universal Credit on employment outcomes here
  • MNDA: The implications of UC for people living with Motor Neurone Disease here
  • Autumn Budget 2018 analysis here
  • SSAC: Evidence on managed migration here  
  • W&PSC: Evidence on on the impact of the lower benefit cap here

View the slide deck here or by clicking on the image below:
Are UK people
better off under universal Credit?
Secure your spot today for our New Year Steering Groups
Wednesday 23 January 2019 will be a lively customer day at Policy in Practice’s Millbank Tower home as we host not only our LIFT Dashboard Steering Group (morning), and also our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator Steering Group (afternoon).

Join us to meet fellow LIFT Dashboard and Benefit and Budgeting Calculator customers. Shape our development roadmaps and quiz the Policy in Practice team. Get new ideas to take back to the office, hear the challenges others have resolved, ask your peers for advice and provide feedback to us. Places are limited so secure your spot today.

Register for the LIFT Dashboard Steering Group (10:30 - 13:30 with networking lunch)

Register for the Benefit and Budgeting Calculator Steering Group (14:30 - 17:30 with networking drinks)

LIFT Dashboard Steering Group
Next webinar: Learn best practice ways to help low income households
Please join us on our January webinar where we'll share the useful features in our award winning Benefit and Budgeting Calculator that help frontline advisors have budgeting conversations with people.

Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 10:30
Book your place here

If you work with Citizen's Advice or any other advice agencies, they may be interested in our February Webinar: How Citizen's Advice Bureau staff are helping people on Universal Credit. Register here.
Congratulations to Alison Blount, Stockport MBC
Well done again to Alison Blount, Stockport MBC, who won our Christmas hamper prize at this year's IRRV Annual Conference in Telford. Hand delivered, just in time for Christmas, by Peter Carter.
Season's greetings, one and all
With the holiday season just gone, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. We're honoured to work with such amazing clients, thank you for choosing us. We hope that 2018 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.


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