Press Releases

  • Latest official analysis ”paints distressing picture” of how UK welfare reforms are pushing children into poverty

    October 2, 2018

    For immediate release 1 October 2018

    Campaigners say it is “now critical that UK Ministers end the freeze on the uprating of family benefits”

    Responding to the publication today (01/10/18), of official Scottish Government analysis on the impact of welfare reform John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said:

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  • Act now on Holyrood education and poverty report, campaigners urge

    July 12, 2018

    Responding today (12/7/18) to the publication of a hard hitting report from MSPs on reducing the attainment gap, John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said:

     
    “This report makes quite clear that children growing up in families struggling on low incomes face real cost barriers that too often prevent them from getting the most out of what Scotland’s schools have to offer. The cost of school trips, classroom materials, school clothing and school meals all put pressure on hard pressed families and exclude children from learning opportunities.
     
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  • High court finds two-child rule exception perverse

    April 20, 2018

    The High Court has today ruled that one of the Government’s key welfare reform policies, the two-child rule for tax credits and universal credit (1), is in part unlawful.

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