Cornwall Council boundary divisions

The Local Government Boundary Commission has begun consulting on changes for the boundaries marking the wards for Members of Cornwall Council. The consultation closes on 17 September, and comments are invited from interested individuals and organisations. The...

Benefits sanctions ineffective

A new report by a team of UK researches has found that benefits sanctions are ineffective. The team, working under the name Welfare Conditionality, investigate conditional welfare int he UK.  This covers two main streams of research: one is where people’s access to...

Digital Inclusion Strategy

Cornwall Council are developing a digital inclusion strategy. They have set up a strategic task force to oversee the work and are keen to have a representative from the voluntary sector. The government’s policy of “digital by default” clearly presents challenges for...

Households in poverty statistics

The Government has recently published its annual living standards statistics – the Households Below Average Income report (HBAI) – for the 2016/17 year. The report provides estimates on the number and percentage of people living in low income households,...