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14 November 2017

CPAG is looking for two new trustees.  More information.

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House of Lords debates on Universal Credit and benefit freeze

November 2017

Read our briefing for Peers in advance of two debates in the House of Lords on Thursday, 16th November:

Debate: Impact of Universal Credit on claimants
Short debate: Inflation impact on families affected by benefit freeze

Holyrood vote "hugely welcome step in fight to end child poverty," say campaigners

November 8, 2017

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today (8/11/17) welcomed a unanimous Scottish Parliament vote putting ambitious targets to eradicate child poverty in law. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act requires Scottish Ministers to meet four income based child poverty targets by 2030 as well as set out and report on the actions they will take to meet those targets. For the first time local authorities and health boards in Scotland will also have a duty to produce local child poverty action reports.

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Holyrood vote "hugely welcome step in fight to end child poverty," say campaigners

8 November 2017

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today (8/11/17) welcomed a unanimous Scottish Parliament vote putting ambitious targets to eradicate child poverty in law.

The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act requires Scottish Ministers to meet four income based child poverty targets by 2030 as well as set out and report on the actions they will take to meet those targets. For the first time local authorities and health boards in Scotland will also have a duty to produce local child poverty action reports.

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The Austerity Generation: promise of greater rewards from work broken under Universal Credit as families with children hardest hit by cuts

6 November 2017

The promise of greater rewards from work made to working families has been broken as a result of cuts to Universal Credit and tax credits, with losses reaching thousands of pounds in many cases, new analysis by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows.

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THE AUSTERITY GENERATION: PROMISE OF GREATER REWARDS FROM WORK BROKEN UNDER UNIVERSAL CREDIT AS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN HARDEST HIT BY CUTS

November 6, 2017

The promise of greater rewards from work made to working families has been broken as a result of cuts to Universal Credit and tax credits, with losses reaching thousands of pounds in many cases, new analysis by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows.
 
‘The Austerity Generation’ reveals that the cuts to Universal Credit (UC) will put 1 million more children into poverty – which means the long term impact of austerity policies will be felt for many years to come by the UK economy and society more generally. The report also finds that families already at greater risk of poverty – including lone parents, families with very young children, larger families and those with a disability – will be especially hard-hit by a decade of cuts to the incomes of families with children.
 

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Briefing Note for Stage Three - Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

November 2017

This briefing note sets out CPAG in Scotland's strong support for the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill which introduces child poverty reduction targets which must be reached by 2030.

Britain Works

Work has been the biggest anti-poverty policy of recent decades, with support delivered under banners of ‘making work pay’, and calls for people to ‘work their way out of poverty’. However, people living in poverty are increasingly likely to be working. The UK’s wage fall since the 2008 financial crisis has been unmatched by any other large economy. This will be exacerbated by the Universal Credit roll out. Families are being pushed into financial hardship and work incentives damaged, particularly for second earners, single parents and those moving into self-employment.