Independent budget review

  • Housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

    Issue 258 (June 2017)

    Gwyneth King considers changes removing entitlement to universal credit (UC) housing costs for some 18–21-year-olds.

  • Spending choices must be judged for impact on poorest, say campaigners

    July 29, 2010
    press release

    Commenting on the publication of the Independent Budget Review report today, John Dickie, Head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, who submitted evidence to the Review Panel, said:

    “Every spending choice must be judged for its impact on our worst off children and families. The temptation to reduce spending by cutting jobs and universal benefits needs to be balanced against the need to deliver services that prevent poverty, and don’t just target the consequences of that poverty.

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