Research & CampaignsOur Research & Campaigns work is hugely important. We collect evidence from the problems our clients are facing, and press for change. The stories our clients tell us provide a unique insight into the problems people are facing.
Below is some information about our current campaigns. If you want to get involved and tell us your story, please get in touch. Also, if you think there is a local campaign which is affecting local people, and you think we could help, get in touch and tell us about the issue.
We are looking specifically at families with debt and a need for food as income is not able to cover food costs for the children in the family.
We are looking for evidence around whether the claiming process is working effectively, whether there are payment delays, or hardship caused by the UC claim.
Are you self-employed and having your working tax credit claim questioned or stopped? We want simpler and more responsive policies that give self-employed people the security to plan and balance their lives, while developing their business.
We also want to reduce "bogus" self-employment, where people whose work has all the hallmarks of employment have been classified as self-employed to reduce their employers' costs and responsibilities.
Are you affected by the benefit cap? If so, we would like to hear what impact this is having on you.
If you would like to get involved or share a story about any of the issues mentioned, please get in contact with us.
Our published reports
We're publishing our current trends report every quarter. These show some of the main problems our clients are experiencing, and any emerging problems. It's important to note that these trends are based on our Stevenage data only. They may not represent wider trends, but are certainly the issues our clients are bringing to us.
Current Trends - Reports
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