Policy in Practice, a social policy software and consultancy business, has developed a universal benefit toolkit. Aimed at housing providers and local authorities, this intuitive online range of universal benefit calculators and budgeting tools streamlines the calculation of benefit entitlement.
The toolkit includes a universal credit calculator, a budgeting tool for claimants, a discretionary housing payment calculator and a self-service tool for claimants. The toolkit provides full management reporting and has the facility to support data sharing between departments.
Deven Ghelani, CEO, Policy in Practice, said, “With the government aiming to save £12 billion from its benefits budget, combined with the accelerated rollout of universal credit and the localisation of support, the need for a clear approach is more important than ever. Our software allows housing providers to see the impact of current and future changes to the welfare system on a case-by-case basis, and helps them to prepare for the upcoming changes to welfare policy so that people get the support that they need.”