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Read the latest insights from our team on the personal stories, policy developments and opportunities for change we work towards
Select Committee inquiry into the Welfare Safety Net
As the Work & Pensions Select Committee begins a new inquiry into the reasons so many people are falling through the Welfare Safety Net into severe poverty and destitution, Z2K's Marc Francis explains why we hope they will take a closer look at the role played by the "localisation" of Council Tax Benefit.
DWP’s “welfare reform” agenda hits disabled children too
With all the focus on DWP's dreadful assessment process for Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment, its easy to overlook the problems some families with very vulnerable children face getting Disability Living Allowance. Z2K caseworker, Andy McCarthy, explains here how he helped one young client.
Two-Child Limit: Discriminating against families locally as well as nationally
As the legal and political challenge to the two-child limit on Tax Credits and Universal Credit gathers pace, many local authorities are also quietly applying it to their local Council Tax Reduction schemes