Taking forward Cost of the School Day in Clackmannanshire

In this guest blog, Jaki Reid, Principal Teacher of Improving Outcomes at Clackmannanshire Council, describes the Cost of the School Day work underway in Clackmannanshire and her experience of using the Cost of the School Day Toolkit to consult with school communities.

Universal credit training

11 June 2019

We have 4 courses coming up with places available to book;

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UC, childcare and controversy

Issue 270 (June 2019)

Dan Norris reports on some strongly worded comment from the Work and Pensions Committee.

Funeral support payments in Scotland

Issue 270 (June 2019)

Alison Gillies describes a planned new Scottish benefit.

Universal credit in hospital

Issue 270 (June 2019)

Kirsty McKechnie describes some problems and possible solutions for claiming and maintaining universal credit (UC) in hospital.

Mixed-age from May

Issue 270 (June 2019)

Benefit rules for ‘mixed-age’ couples changed in May, as described here by Simon Osborne.

A package to restore benefits for children could lift more than 700,000 children out of poverty

June 5, 2019

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling for re-investment in social security support for the UK’s children in a new report detailing the costs of restoring a catalogue of cuts to social security - including sub-inflationary uprating since 2013/14 - and providing a blueprint for making universal credit fit for families.

The scandal of rising child poverty should be a priority for politicians of all parties and this report sets out the first steps needed to respond to the crisis.

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4 June 2019

Please note our annual Welfare Rights Conference, taking place on Friday 7 June is now fully booked.

Follow us on Twitter @CPAGScotland #welfarerights2019

For advance information on next year's conference, please sign up to our Training and events ebulletin here.


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Dealing with destitution training - last chance to book

29 May 2019

Assisting clients who have been left destitute due to a problem with their benefits has become a regular but challenging task for advisers. Learn how to support them at our Dealing with Destitution training course, 30 May in Glasgow. Book here

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