OUT TODAY - Universal Credit: what you need to know | 4th edition

15 June 2017

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Benefits freeze must end as inflation jumps

13 June 2017

An urgent re-think of the current four-year freeze in benefits is needed to protect struggling families from further damage as inflation jumps to 2.9% - a four-year high. Read more

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BENEFITS FREEZE MUST END AS INFLATION JUMPS

June 13, 2017

An urgent re-think of the current four-year freeze in benefits is needed to protect struggling families from further damage as inflation jumps to 2.9% - a four-year high - Child Poverty Action Group warns.

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NEW - Briefing Note for Stage One Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

31 May 2017

 A new briefing note has been published for MSPs for the Stage One Debate on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill taking place on Thursday 1st June.

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Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill - Stage One Briefing Note

May 2017

Read CPAG in Scotland's briefing note for MSPs on the Social Security Committee's Stage One Report on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

New blog: Turning Principles into Practicalities - Welfare Rights Conference 2017

24 May 2017

Catch up on the key themes discussed at our annual Welfare Rights Conference, held on Friday 19th May, in this blog post by Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Jenny Duncan.

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Welfare Rights Conference 2017

Turning principles into practicalities

Translating political commitments into practical realities was a theme which dominated many of the contributions to CPAG in Scotland’s annual conference.  

Navigating the complexities of the forthcoming  Scottish social security system can seem a daunting prospect, even to a room full of welfare rights advisers well versed in benefits regulations,  but the contributions of panellists and participants helped unpick some of the challenges which lie ahead.

Two child limit challenge

Last updated: February 12, 2018

On 18 August 2017, CPAG issued a claim for judicial review in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SSWP) to challenge the two child limit, introduced by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. Permission was granted on 17 October 2017 and the case was heard across two days on 6 and 7 February 2018.  Judgment is currently awaited.