welfare reform

  • 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.

  • Welfare reform: the impact on families in Scotland


    This factsheet is a summary of the cuts announced so far, and their impact on families in Scotland.

  • Factsheets


    We have produced factsheets on a wide range of topics, concentrating particularly on problem areas. You can view and print all our factsheets below. We have printed copies of several of our factsheet titles, to request printed copies please email acarr@cpagscotland.org.uk with your contact details and which titles you would like.

  • Factsheet - Personal independence payment


    This factsheet explains the benefit that replaced disability living allowance (DLA) for new working age claimants from 2013. Existing working age DLA claimants are currently being transferred to personal independence payment.

    The information in this factsheet is relevant UK-wide.

  • Welfare reform and carers


    This factsheet describes how welfare reform changes might affect you if you care for a disabled person in Scotland.

  • DHPs – principle and practice

    Issue 250 (February 2016)

    Gwyneth King considers the role of discretionary housing payments (DHPs) in mitigating some of the effects of cuts contained in welfare reform measures.

  • EWS policy briefings

    Administrative problems
    Briefings for Scottish Parliament
    Children service's planning
  • Early Warning System


    The Early Warning System (EWS) is a framework which has been developed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland to collect and analyse case evidence about how welfare changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities and services that support them.

  • Child poverty and welfare reform

    Level: Basic

    training course

    Many more children in Scotland are forecast to be living in poverty by 2020. This half-day course looks at why this is and which families are likely to be worst affected. Participants will be encouraged to consider the steps they can take in their own roles to prepare for and mitigate the predicted increase in child poverty.

    The course covers:

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