Sam Royston, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Sam Royston
Sam is our expert on the UK benefit system and welfare reform. He leads on child poverty and early years policy work.
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Will young people be remembered in the Queen’s Speech?

The Queen’s Speech is the Government’s chance to set out how they will help vulnerable children over the next five years

26 May 2015
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Use our poverty line calculator to track poverty levels since 2000

Our calculator enables you to find the poverty line and related information for a household

22 Apr 2015
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Are you eligible for a £140 payment towards your energy bills?

Our calculator helps you check eligibility for the Warm Home Discount scheme

2 Feb 2015
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The hard truths about debt (infographic)

After reading Latasha's story in Stopping the debt trap, have a look at our infographic about debt statistics.

1 Sep 2014
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Debt's far-reaching effects on children

Stress, family problems and missing out on the basics are ways problem debt harms children now and in the future

8 Jul 2014