Joseph Rowntree Foundation and BritainThinks report: Learning from Experiences of Universal Credit

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‘Participants who were already financially and socially vulnerable reported that Universal Credit (UC) made them to fall into a cycle of debt and serious hardship that they were now struggling to recover from.’

This is from the March 2018 report (pdf) by BritainThinks, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on the experiences of people living on Universal Credit. 

The Sutton Trust report: Stop Start

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‘Children’s centres are no longer open access. Services are ‘hollowed out’ and thinly spread in an environment of declining resources and loss of strategic direction.’

Stop Start (pdf) is the April 2018 report from the Sutton Trust on children’s centres in England. 

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law article: Socio-Economic Equality Duties and the Pupil Premium

Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.

This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.