Policy & Campaigning

Campaigning is an essential part of Z2K’s work in addressing poverty issues that arise as a result of unfairness in the law, legal and benefits system.

We work to improve living conditions on the basis of economic and social justice through the promotion of evidence-based policy alternatives, and by providing advice and advocacy services which involve direct engagement with the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable.

We work with government, at both a local and national level, and parliamentarians to improve legislation, policies and processes that impact upon the lives of vulnerable debtors.

We are also not afraid to challenge the government and campaign against policies or legislation we see as unjust.

Policy & Campaigning Documents

Z2K submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Benefit Cap InquiryApril 2017

Taking Control: the need for fundamental bailiff reform, March 2017

Z2K response to ‘Improving Lives the Work Health and Disability Green Paper’, February 2017

Z2K response to Richmond Upon Thames Council Tax Reduction Counsultation, December 2016

Z2K Briefing for Westminster Hall PIP & ESA Debate, November 2016

Z2K response to Tower Hamlets Council Tax Reduction consultation, November 2016

Z2K response to the ‘Transforming our Justice System’ consultation, October 2016

Z2K submission to the Second Independent Review of PIP, September 2016

Still Too Poor To Pay: three years of localised council tax support in London, September 2016

Z2K submission to Social Security Advisory Committee’s inquiry into Mandatory ReconsiderationMarch 2016

Z2K response to Communities and Local Government Select Committee Homelessness inquiryFebruary 2016

Welfare Reform & Work Bill – Lords Report stage briefing, January 2016

Z2K Response to Independent Inquiry into localised Council Tax Support, January 2016

Z2K Response to Richmond Council Tax Reduction Consultation, January 2016

Z2K Briefing on Welfare Reform & Work Bill , House of Lords – Committee Stage, December 2015

Z2K Response to Wandsworth Council Tax Reduction Consultation, December 2015

Z2K Response to Kingston Council Tax Support Consultation, December 2015

Z2K Response to Hillingdon Council Tax Reduction Consultation, December 2015

Z2K Submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Local Welfare Safety Net, November 2015

Welfare Reform and Work Bill – House of Lords 2nd Reading, November 2015

Welfare Reform & Work Bill – Report Stage, October 2015

Z2K response to Bromley Council Tax Support Consultation, October 2015

Z2K submission to IPPR London Housing Commission, October 2015

Z2K response to Bexley Council Tax Support Consultation, October 2015

Z2K response to Ealing Council Tax Support Consultation, September 2015

Z2K Submission to Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Benefit Delivery, September 2015

Westminster Housing Strategy Consultation Response, July 2015

Welfare Reform & Work Bill 2nd Reading Briefing, July 2015

Too Poor To Pay?, July 2015

Local Welfare Provision Consultation Response, November 2014

Barnet Council Tax Support Consultation Response, October 2014 

Waltham Forest Council Tax Support Consultation Response, September 2014

Harrow Council Tax Support Consultation Response, August 2014

Z2K response to the Personal Independence Payment Review, August 2014

A new poll tax? The impact of the abolition of council tax benefit in London, July 2014

Z2K response to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector, March 2014

Z2K Submission to the Work & Pensions Select Committee’s Inquiry into the Work Capability Assessment, March 2014

Z2K Response to the Mayor of London’s Draft Housing Strategy, February 2014

House of Common Ajournment Debate ‘Housing in London’ Briefing, January 2014

Opposition Day Debate ‘Abolition of the Bedroom Tax’ Briefing, November 2013

Z2K Submission to the Work & Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into ‘Support for Housing Costs in the Reformed Welfare System’September 2013

Z2K Submission to the Fourth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment, August 2014

Z2K submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into ‘The Role of Job Centre Plus in the reformed Welfare System’, April 2013

Response to the London Assembly Housing and Regeneration Committee’s review of London’s Private Rented Housing, September 2012

Response to the Department for Work & Pensions’ consultation on the Discretionary Housing Payment Guidance ManualAugust 2012

Housing Crisis in London, September 2011 (PHA)

Recommendations for the Reform of UK Housing Policy, August 2011 (PHA)

Memorandum to the Prime Minister on Unaffordable HousingMay 2005