The unique challenges that COVID-19 presents have meant a ‘pause’ in overt work-related requirements. Despite this, and the dire job prospects facing many, the majority of the new COVID-19 cohort of benefit claimants who do not have a job are actively looking for work, find Daniel Edmiston, Ben Baumberg Geiger, Lisa Scullion, Jo Ingold and Kate Summers. This questions […]
The Prime Minister recently appeared surprised to hear that most non-EEA migrants with temporary leave to remain in the UK are not eligible to claim benefits, and hinted at a review in the light of COVID-19. Alan Manning argues the system needs long-term reform, not just a quick fix during the pandemic.
At the recent Commons’ Liaison Committee meeting, Boris […]
Alison Tarrant and Lydia Hayes explain how certain regulatory changes have led to legal standards being potentially contravened behind care homes’ closed doors. Researchers and regulators now face an urgent mission to stop such violations and save lives.
The number of people living in care homes in the UK is comparable to the population of the city of Bristol. Imagine if […]
Nicholas Pleace writes that the effect of the pandemic on homeless people should be seen as part of a wider problem – that of inadequate housing. He argues that if UK society is to be more resilient in the wake of this crisis, good housing should stop being seen as a privilege only the rich can afford.
We are living […]
COVID-19 and low-income families: The government must lift the benefit cap and remove the two-child limit
The government has done little to directly support families with children in the light of COVID-19, write Ruth Patrick, Aaron Reeves, and Kitty Stewart. This oversight, together with existing welfare arrangements, render families most in need of help unable to get it.
The COVID-19 crisis has affected us all – but some of us more than others. New data from […]