employment and support allowance

  • New analysis highlights child poverty risks of Chancellor’s new spending cap

    March 18, 2014
    press release

    New analysis commissioned by Child Poverty Action Group from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University highlights how the expected budget announcement on capping Annually Managed Expenditure (AME) could drive up UK child poverty rates.

    The ‘AME cap’ will set an annual ceiling on overall spending for working age support through tax credits and benefits for low paid workers, carers, disabled people and single parents.

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  • The real reason for the misery of work assessments

    Issue 147 (Winter 2014)

    Many sick and disabled people, including those with Huntington’s Disease, uncontrolled epilepsy, kidney failure or brittle bone disease, are refused employment and support allowance. Why are so many being failed, and who is responsible? Kaliya Franklin investigates.

  • Welfare Reform Bill must be put on hold until government explains plans

    June 15, 2011
    press release

    Commenting on the Welfare Reform Bill, which receives its Third Reading in the House of Commons today, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said:

    “This bill means too many vulnerable people are set to be losers, and too many people will find the promise to make work pay is not being kept.

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