How to unlock £19bn in benefits

As councils grapple with the cost of living crisis, Deven Ghelani explains how they can use data to help residents access benefits and ease the pressure.

In the face of the rising cost of living crisis, UK councils are facing a growing need for practical solutions to support their residents. According to the Financial Services Authority, half of all UK adults report heightened anxiety and stress due to the rising cost of living.

Local authority partners tell us that they ‘have never seen it so bad', particularly for low income households. Although inflation is falling, prices are rising, so the outlook is not much better.

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