Category Archives: Welfare

UK Social Security Advisory Committee examines Universal Credit waiting days legislation

The Social Security Advisory Committee has released the report, The Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1362). Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under Section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and statement … Continue reading

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NAO releases report on welfare reform

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released the report, Welfare reform : lessons learned (PDF 650kb). The NAO called on the Department for Work & Pensions to “improve how it manages change and anticipates risk” from “implementing its recent programme … Continue reading

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UK Social Security Advisory Committee releases report on localisation and social security

The Social Security Advisory Committee has released the occasional paper, Localisation and social security : a review (PDF 550kb). The report aims to, report on some of the initiatives to develop social security at a sub-national  and local level…” “The committee … Continue reading

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New report discusses “GenNBN”

The report, Towards a super connected Australia : genNBN understanding Australia’s most connected generation (PDF 6.2MB), “identifies a new generation likely to emerge in the 2020s – GenNBN – the first generation of young Australians raised in a connected world … Continue reading

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UK report released on corporate parenting

A report entitled, Corporate parenting for young people in care : making the difference (PDF 1.7MB) has been released, The report examined the concept of corporate parenting, defined as, “an approach founded on the principle that the local authority, collectively … Continue reading

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Journal article explores why addressing digital inequalities is important

A recent journal article, Digital inequalities and why they matter, published in a special issue of the journal, Information, communication and society, examines recent research on multiple aspects of digital inequality and argues that, “the relationship between digital inequalities and … Continue reading

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UK government launches Digital Friends initiative

The news item, Civil service ‘Digital Friends’ to help get the UK online, discusses the launch of the Digital Friends initiative which aims to, “recruit civil servants to share skills with friends, family and neighbours and help them get online.”

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ABS released projections of the number of households, families and living arrangement types for 2011-2036

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the publication, Household and Family Projections, Australia, 2011 to 2036.  

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UK think tank publishes audit report on the Big Society

UK think tank, Civil exchange has released a report entitled, Whose society? : the final Big Society audit (PDF 2.4MB). The report concluded that, “despite some genuinely positive initiatives, the Big Society has failed to deliver against its original goals.” … Continue reading

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Uk government releases response to the first independent review of Personal Independence Payment

The Department for Work and Pensions has released the Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment (PDF 250kb). The  independent review examined issues under three main themes; “improving the claimant experience, further evidence, and the effectiveness … Continue reading

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