As a think tank and pressure group, our main aim is to change policy. Below are some of the successes we have had campaigning for our policies to be implemented.
Finding solutions for those excluded from income support schemes
We have published three papers on those who have been excluded from the governments income support schemes. The first paper we published was called “Excluded to included” which set out multiple plans to include all of the large groups that have were excluded. The costings for the plan were also explained in the Gaps in Support All Party Parliamentary Group.
Our second paper called “Expanding furlough” looked at expanding the furlough scheme by including employees in the income support schemes. This received a response from the Treasury and was covered in the Yorkshire Post. The plan was also presented to the Gaps in Support All Party Parliamentary Group by Torrin Wilkins. The Gaps in Support All Party Parliamentary Group later encouraged the government to look into this solution.
The third paper we published called for a public inquiry into the excluded looking at why people were excluded and how this can be prevented in the future. This paper was also covered in the Yorkshire Post twice and it also received a response from the Treasury.