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7 June 2012

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Scepticism and scrutiny in HMRC appeals

Issue 261 (December 2017)

Ros White considers a recent judgment warning to First-tier Tribunals not to take HMRC submissions at face value.

Universal credit and disabled students

Issue 261 (December 2017)

Angela Toal describes a problem and some possible solutions regarding disabled students attempting to claim universal credit.

ESA/UC: appeals and previous medical reports

Issue 261 (December 2017)

Simon Osborne reviews recent caselaw and guidance concerning when a tribunal considering an appeal about the work capability assessment should call for the previous medical report.

Loans replace benefit for mortgage interest

Issue 261 (December 2017)

Henri Krishna describes new rules regarding help with mortgage interest and similar help from next April.

Offices re-open on 3 Jan 2018

20 December 2017

Child Poverty Action Group's offices in London and Glasgow will be closed from 22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018 inclusive.

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April - September 2018 training calendar

20 December 2018

View our new April – September 2018 training calendar here.

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Stage 1 Social Security (Scotland) Bill Debate - Briefing Note for MSPs

December 2017

A well-functioning social security system is a key pillar in the social and economic infrastructure needed for the prevention and eradication of poverty. The Social Security (Scotland) Bill is fundamental to the shape and direction of social security in Scotland. 

This briefing note sets out CPAG's response to the Social Security Committee's report and highlights key areas where the Bill should be amended to strengthen the legislation.


Job opportunity: Marketing, Communications & Administration Officer (P/T)

12 December 2017

£24,819 - £ 29,199 pro rata (20 hours per week; maternity cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of marketing, communications and administration to join a leading charity to help promote highly regarded training, publications and information that support organisations across Scotland maximise family incomes. 

Find out more about this role and download an application pack here.

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MILBURN resignation: CPAG statement

December 3, 2017

In response to Alan Milburn’s resignation as Social Mobility Commissioner, Imran Hussain, Director of Policy at Child Poverty Action Group, said:

"It's a genuine loss that Alan Milburn is resigning and totally dispiriting that it seems he is doing so because he has lost confidence in the government's willingness and ability to prioritise making society fairer.

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