Five ways to make the most of your time working from home


Many of us have had to get used to working from home full-time ever since COVID-19 reached the UK last year. Many home workers appreciate the freedom and improved work-life balance that this new mode of working affords them – and according to Direct Line, 31% particularly enjoy saving money on travel and other related costs. […]

Spending Review 2020: From health crisis to economic emergency


The backdrop to the spending plans announced this week is a deeper and longer lasting economic impact than hoped for at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.  Despite the bad news about the economy there was some good news for low-income families. People earning under £24,000 were exempt from the public-sector pay freeze and the […]

London Councils’ response to the Spending Review


Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils, said: “The Spending Review provided some welcome short-term support, but won’t be enough to fully meet boroughs’ costs caused by the pandemic. “London boroughs still face a funding shortfall of over £500 million this year – even with the support announced by the government. And it can’t be […]

Annie Dell, The Salvation Army responds to SR20

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The key takeaway for me is how much the Chancellor is prioritising getting people back into work. Looking across the board, the various funding streams create a comprehensive, and thoughtfully designed suite of employment support packages that recognises the challenges of getting people back into work in a difficult labour market.   For some in […]

Progressing the future of in-work progression

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The domestic policy agenda has ground to a near halt in recent months with the B word dominating political discourse in the UK. This has meant that some of the most important societal issues we are facing remain under the radar. One of these issues is in-work poverty. Research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation last year shows […]