JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits

LVSC is gathering evidence on JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits in London. At present, some volunteers are asked to fill in a form “Volunteering when claiming benefits or National Insurance credits”. Volunteering on benefits form We are interested in finding out more about: How widespread the use of this form is across [Read more]

Thousands of London children impacted by benefit sanctions

Thousands of London children are being affected by Jobcentre Plus (JCP) benefit sanctions, according to new information released by the Department for Work and Pensions. Figures for Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants show that at least 2,600 households with dependent children were affected by sanctions in just a seven month period in late [Read more]

London Councils report: welfare reform is not reducing rents

Tracking Welfare Reform: The Impact of Housing Benefit Reform in London (PDF) analyses the impact of changes to Local Housing Allowance (LHA), the main housing benefit. It finds that: the changes have not led to reduced rents. Some boroughs have seen rents rise by over 20 per cent over recent months – which pushes up rents [Read more]