John Dickie's blog

The independence referendum: what does it mean for child poverty?

With just a few days to go before the Scottish independence referendum John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, highlights how CPAG has informed the terms of debate and argues that the challenge now for anti-poverty campaigners is to ensure that heightened public engagement and concern with child poverty in campaign debates is harnessed for real change, wherever powers end up lying after September 18th.

What does the independence referendum mean for welfare rights and the future of social security?

What does the independence referendum mean for the future of social security? And for the rights workers and other frontline staff that advise and support low income families? These were the questions being fiercely debated at CPAG in Scotland’s annual welfare rights conference earlier this month.

At the very start of the day over 150 frontline advice workers attending the conference were asked for their views.