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To cap it all: Understanding the reach and impact of the benefit cap

Starts Nov 26, 2020 01:00

Ends 14:30

Join us from 1.00pm - 2.30pm on Thursday 26 November to discuss how the benefit cap is affecting people's lives, and to hear about new research into links between the cap and mental (ill) health.

This webinar coincides with the release of official statistics on the number of households affected by the benefit cap between May and August 2020, so we will discuss these. We already know that the number of households hit by the cap almost doubled between February and May to 154,000, showing the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You'll hear from:

  • Aurora (Covid Realities) - sharing her experiences of the benefit cap
  • Dr Aaron Reeves (University of Oxford) and Dr Kitty Stewart (LSE) - on the 'welfare reform and larger families' study, and the links between the benefit cap and mental health
  • Deven Ghelani (director, Policy in Practice) - on the impact of the benefit cap through the use of administrative data
  • Claire Hall (lawyer, CPAG) - on CPAG's legal challenge to the benefit cap
  • Prof Donald Hirsch (Loughborough University) - on the growing bite of the benefit cap

The webinar will be chaired by Katie Razzall, UK editor, BBC Newsnight

Presentations will be kept short to allow time for your questions and discussion.

You can register for the webinar here or contact ruth.patrick@york.ac.uk with any questions.

This webinar is organised by Child Poverty Action Group, the universities of Oxford, York and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is part of the 'welfare reform and larger families' research project kindly funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

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