Sam Royston

Sam Royston, Policy Adviser

From our Policy team

Sam is our expert on the UK benefit system and welfare reform. He leads on child poverty and early years policy work.

Showing 11 to 20 of 27 articles for Sam Royston, Policy Adviser
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Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
18 July 2013, 51 comments
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Free school meals are key to a wider collection of benefits working families in poverty can receive
07 July 2013
young girl
New government data reveals a rise of 250,000 children in poverty in working households
18 June 2013, 2 comments
Palace of Westminster
A letter from 43 bishops, published in the Sunday Telegraph, argues that a cap on benefits will put even more pressure on families.
11 March 2013
Teenage girl
'It's great to hear Education Minister David Laws setting out his commitment to acting on the underlying causes of child poverty, not just on the symptoms.'
01 March 2013
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Our new map illustrates the End Child Poverty campaign's study of poverty levels across the UK
20 February 2013
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As the house of commons debates benefits, key changes would ensure that children are spared big losses
12 February 2013
Palace of Westminster
As parliament debates a 1% annual cap on benefit and tax credit increases, you can calculate how the change could affect family finances
21 January 2013
Downing Street sign
How will changes announced during the autumn statement affect struggling families' benefits? Find out - use our calculator.
06 December 2012, 1 comment
The Poverty Trap
If you've played our new online game, there's a good chance you've fallen into The Poverty Trap. Our policy adviser explains why.
28 November 2012