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Welcome! Here you can read about our view on benefits changes with the odd update about our tools and services.

entitledtolearn – What we’ve learned about the world of adult training

June 16, 2023 – entitledto

In 2022, in collaboration with The Digital College, we trialled a new service called 'entitledtolearn' which aimed to help its users find placements on free training and education courses. In this blog we summarise our findings and link to a full project report.

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Council Tax Reduction schemes in England 2023/24

May 16, 2023 – Karen Holmes Phil Agulnik

Our 2023 review of the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) schemes in England looks at the changes local authorities have made to their CTR schemes for 2023/24. The effect of the cost-of-living crisis dominated most council’s agendas this year. This blog provides a summary of our findings and links to the full report.

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Billions of means-tested benefits remain unclaimed each year

May 05, 2023 – entitledto

We are frequently asked for up-to-date figures about the amount of income-related benefits being left unclaimed by those entitled to them. Despite lack of new data from the DWP entitledto's benefits boffins have updated our estimates and renewed our call for better data in the future.

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Universal Credit: Marks out of 10 on its 10th birthday

April 27, 2023 – entitledto

In our latest blog/report we decided to mark UC’s tenth birthday by providing an assessment of what’s good, bad and indifferent in the way UC’s been designed and implemented over the last ten years. Read to find out how we've scored it in each of ten categories.

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Higher benefit rates mean workers need to check their entitlements

March 16, 2023 – Phil Agulnik

People with earnings that were previously too high to qualify for benefits may be entitled from April, explains our Director Phil Agulnik. Read his latest blog to find out how changes in the tax and benefits system are increasing the reach of means-tested support.

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