Submission to UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

September 2018

We have submitted evidence to the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, who will visit the UK in November. 

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Cost of the School Day Ebulletin available

12 September 2018

Our Autumn 2018 Cost of the School Day ebulletin is now available to read. If you would like to receive our ebulletins direct, sign up here.

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Tribunals and PIP transfer errors

Issue 265 (August 2018)

Ed Pybus looks at recent caselaw on how tribunals should treat disability living allowance (DLA) evidence on transfer to personal independence allowance (PIP).

Tax credits: claim while you can

Issue 265 (August 2018)

Time is running out for tax credits. Mark Willis explains.

UC training opportunities

5 September 2018

The roll-out of universal credit full service in Scotland continues at pace, with completion due by the end of this year. To help you get to grips with universal credit, we are running the following courses:

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UC: value for money?

Issue 265 (August 2018)

Barbara Donegan describes an independent report which raises some fundamental questions about the operation of universal credit (UC).

New national Cost of the School Day Toolkit launched today alongside The Cost of School film resource

4 September 2018

Today, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have jointly launched a suite of resources to raise awareness of school costs, prompt discussion and support action on child poverty in schools.

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Widowed Parent’s Allowance: court rules in favour of bereaved mother who was not married to her children’s father

30 August 2018
  • Landmark Supreme Court judgement that denying bereavement benefits to unmarried, cohabiting partners with children is incompatible with human rights law
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Widowed Parent’s Allowance: court rules in favour of bereaved mother who was not married to her children’s father

August 30, 2018
  • Landmark Supreme Court judgement that denying bereavement benefits to unmarried, cohabiting partners with children is incompatible with human rights law
  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance is intended to provide for children in the event of a parent’s death
  • Court rules couple’s children should not be disadvantaged because their parents did not marry
  • DWP and Department for Communities urged to clarify position across UK for those who were previously ineligible
  • Two children’s charities intervened in the case.
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