Social Policy

Universal Credit, Put Simply

Universal Credit, Put Simply

“The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) objective is to provide a stable safety net for citizens to find accessible ways into work, and to also compensate for those that are struggling to attain a basic standard of living.” In light of recent comments on Universal Credit, Joe Monk explains what it is and the criticisms levelled against it.


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Government Plan to Tackle Homelessness, Put Simply

Government Plan to Tackle Homelessness, Put Simply

Official statistics revealed homelessness has increased for the seventh consecutive year, up 169 per cent since 2010. Last autumn 4,751 people were on the streets in England. How far will the government’s new plan go in addressing this crisis?


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Justine Greening's Resignation, Between The Lines

Justine Greening's Resignation, Between The Lines

Justine Greening stepped down from the government in decline of a new position offered up by Theresa May during her Cabinet re-shuffle last week. What impact did Greening have during her time and what led to her decision to resign from government?


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