Factsheet - Personal independence payment

This factsheet explains the benefit that replaced disability living allowance (DLA) for new working age claimants from 2013. Existing working age DLA claimants are currently being transferred to personal independence payment.

The information in this factsheet is relevant UK-wide.

A separate factsheet reproduces the personal independence payment assessment criteria. You can find it here.

The Social Fund at a local level: notes for and from practitioners

August 2012

This report focuses on issues and key considerations for English local authorities in developing a local social fund replacement scheme. Based on roundtable discussions with practitioners in London, Darlington, Newcastle, Leicester and Stockport, the report presents key concerns and potential solutions currently being discussed by councils.

Tax credits and foster carers

This factsheet explains how the tax credits rules apply to foster carers.

It contains information that is relevant UK wide.

Universal credit and related regulations: response to the SSAC’s call for evidence

July 2012

This is CPAG’ s response to the Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the draft universal credit and related regulations.

The submission highlights our concerns that in many instances simplification is a mask for cuts, as complex but important features of the current system are replaced with less generous provision.

Tax credits e-bulletin: July 2012

30 July 2012

Read our July e-bulletin which looks at: Sure Start Maternity Grant extension; child benefit and higher earners; and more.

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£3 billion tax credit cuts in 2nd quarter may have deepened recession

July 25, 2012

The unexpectedly large contraction in the economy of 0.7%, announced by the Office for National Statistics today for the second quarter, is likely to have been contributed to by steep cuts of £3 billion to tax credits that hit households in April 2012.

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Benefits for disabled children e-bulletin: July 2012

17 July 2012

Read our July e-bulletin which looks at: review of effect of universal credit on disabled children; updated Disabled young people factsheet; new reports; and more.

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High Court rules Government acted unlawfully in production of its child poverty strategy

July 17, 2012

The Government acted unlawfully in its failure to establish a Child Poverty Commission to advise on its child poverty strategy, the High Court has ruled today in a successful judicial review brought by Child Poverty Action Group.

The Judge also said that the Government’s refusal to say what difference its child poverty strategy will have on child poverty levels was not something the courts can adjudicate on.

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Judicial review win on child poverty strategy

17 July 2012

The government acted unlawfully in its failure to establish a Child Poverty Commission to advise on its child poverty strategy, the High Court has ruled today in a successful judicial review brought by CPAG.

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New A4 benefit rates chart

17 July 2012

In response to customer demand we've made our bestselling benefit and tax credit rates poster available in a handy A4 size.

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