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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Job Opportunity - Project Officer: Cost of the School Day (Dundee)

24 May 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies to take action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.


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Do you like our new website?

7 June 2012

We welcome your feedback on our new website - please take our short user survey.

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15 October 2018

Due to demand, we have just added another training course date for Universal Credit - full service.

The roll out of Universal Credit (UC) full service is due to be completed by the end of this year; West Dumbartonshire on 28 November and Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Shettleston on 5 December.

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Universal credit: who gains, who loses, and how does transitional protection really work?

There is a lot of discussion in the media this week about the immediate and long-term impact of Universal Credit (UC), whether people will be better or worse off, and whether the ‘losers’ will have their incomes protected when they first move over to UC. This blog seeks to clarify the story.

Job vacancy: Judicial Review Project Worker

9 October 2018

We're recruiting a Judicial Review Project Worker to join our legal team. More details.

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Universal credit managed migration: briefing for parliamentarians

October 2018

We have produced a briefing for MPs and peers, because in the next few months they will be debating the way people already claiming certain benefits will be moved onto universal credit. This process is called 'managed migration'. You can read the briefing here.

Representation for the 2018 Budget

October 2018

We have submitted our representation to the Treasury in advance of the Budget on 29 October. You can read our submission here. As child poverty rises, there is an urgent need to implement policies that will reduce child poverty, including:

Evidence for the Social Security Committee's inquiry into universal credit and in-work poverty

October 2018

Universal credit was introduced with the promise of reducing poverty, simplifying the benefit system and incentivising work - however, CPAG in Scotland evidence provided to the Social Security Committee highlights that this not does appear to be the case.

Written evidence supplied to the Social Security Committee