Housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

Issue 258 (June 2017)

Gwyneth King considers changes removing entitlement to universal credit (UC) housing costs for some 18–21-year-olds.

Child tax credit and disability element

Last updated: June 16, 2017

Following a data match with DWP, HMRC discovered that 28 000 families, subsequently revised to 33 000, had not been receiving the disability element of child tax credit. While this might have been going on since 2011, HMRC was only prepared to back date the child element to the April 2016.

CPAG is challenging the refusal to backdate payments further on the basis that the underpayments were caused by official error. The case is currently at the First tier tribunal. A hearing date has not been set.

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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