Category: Social Policy

Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages – The Washington Post

Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages – The Washington Post

They’re back. Risky mortgages return. I’m surprised 10 years after crisis a better measure than debt to income ratio hasn’t emerged. Residual income should be considered as preferred measure of mortgage risk. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/federal-government-has-dramatically-expanded-exposure-to-risky-mortgages/2019/10/02/d862ab40-ce79-11e9-87fa-8501a456c003_story.html

Universal credit scam ‘leaves claimants up to £1,500 out of pocket’

Universal credit scam ‘leaves claimants up to £1,500 out of pocket’

Universal credit scam ‘leaves claimants up to £1,500 out of pocket’ More evidence UC program is hopelessly broken and needs to be scrapped or redesigned root and branch. #UniversalCredit https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/09/universal-credit-scam-leaves-claimants-pounds-hundreds-out-of-pocket?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

UK government among those exaggerating impact of aid – report

UK government among those exaggerating impact of aid – report

UK government among those exaggerating impact of aid – report I know first hand impact evaluation process is broken. Not just #globalhealth but across all sectors of aid. Rigorous assessments are rare, riddled with bias and poor implementation. @DFID_UK @USAID @3ieNews https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jul/03/uk-government-among-those-exaggerating-impact-of-aid-report?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress