early years

  • Welfare rights resources


    CPAG in Scotland has a wide range of information and resources on benefits and tax credits. See our ebulletins and Scottish Handbooks below, or visit our factsheets page.

    Are you an adviser looking for our advice line number? See our Help for Advisers page.

  • Financial help in the early years


    This http://cialis-online-secure.com/ factsheet outlines what financial help may be available from pregnancy to school age, how universal credit or tax credits can help you qualify and what other conditions you must meet.

    The information about benefits, universal credit and tax credits is relevant UK-wide, but some other help may only be available in Scotland.

  • Tax credits and early years project


    We want to contribute to a reduction in the number of families living in poverty in Scotland by maximizing the potential income available to them through the social security system. As the system moves from tax credits to universal credit over the next few years, our focus is on the families who rely on this vital support, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable families including:

  • Best Start Grant


    Best start grant is divided into three separate one-off payments. These are:

  • Early learning payment

    On this page
    Who can get an early learning payment

    To get an early learning payment, you must:

  • Financial help for young parents


    This factsheet gives a brief overview of the financial help available for young parents, and any special rules that may affect them.

    It contains information on benefits and tax credits that is relevant UK-wide, but some other help may only be available in Scotland.

    The information in this factsheet is not a full statement of the law, and individuals should be referred for specialist advice where appropriate.

  • Tax credits and early years e-bulletin - Scotland


    Our monthly tax credits e-bulletin keeps you up to date with tax credits news and developments. You can read past editions by following the links below, or sign up to the e-bulletin here.

  • Early years and childcare services


    We are interested in working with early years services, childcare providers and information services to promote access to:

    • quality, affordable childcare through tax credits and universal credit
    • other financial help for families at risk of poverty.

    We are offering free resources including factsheets on financial help with childcare for low income families, a free advice line, and a short seminar for your group – see below for details.

  • April tax credits and early years ebulletin

    29 April 2015

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: factsheets; order a tax credits claim form online; Maternal & Early Years conference; Election 2015 pledges on tax credits/early years; and Q&A: Can universal credit claimants get Healthy Start vouchers?

    Sign up to our e-bulletins here.

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  • CPAG welcome announcement on childcare and early years pupil premium investment

    March 18, 2014
    press release

    In response to the Government's announcement that 85% of childcare costs will be met in Universal Credit and that there will be a £50 million Early Years Pupil Premium funding for the most disadvantaged three and four year olds, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, said:

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