New report: domestic violence and financial support

23 November 2017

Our new report, which draws on evidence from our advice work, outlines a problem some women have when they leave an abusive partner and need benefits to support their children.

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BUDGET 2017: RESCUE PACKAGE FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT BUT NO STRUCTURAL REFORM TO KEEP THE PROMISE OF GREATER REWARDS FROM WORK

November 22, 2017

Commenting on today’s Budget, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said:

“We were the first to sound the alarm over the waiting days for universal credit, so we’re pleased the Chancellor has acted to remove them and put in place new arrangements for receiving advances as part of an emergency rescue package, but this should have been the budget that ushered in much needed structural reform of Universal Credit to revive the central promise to strengthen the rewards from work and that didn’t happen.

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Job Vacancy: Head of Advice and Rights

22 November 2017

We're looking to recruit a Head of Advice & Rights to play a key role in helping low income families to maximise their incomes and to inform and support CPAG’s high profile policy and campaigns activities. More details here.

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OUT NOW - Student Support and Benefits Handbook 2017/2018

20 November 2017

The definitive, up-to-date practical guide to financial support for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information and to order your copy, click here.

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Become a trustee

14 November 2017

CPAG is looking for two new trustees.  More information.

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House of Lords debates on Universal Credit and benefit freeze

November 2017

Read our briefing for Peers in advance of two debates in the House of Lords on Thursday, 16th November:

Debate: Impact of Universal Credit on claimants
Short debate: Inflation impact on families affected by benefit freeze

Holyrood vote "hugely welcome step in fight to end child poverty," say campaigners

November 8, 2017

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today (8/11/17) welcomed a unanimous Scottish Parliament vote putting ambitious targets to eradicate child poverty in law. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act requires Scottish Ministers to meet four income based child poverty targets by 2030 as well as set out and report on the actions they will take to meet those targets. For the first time local authorities and health boards in Scotland will also have a duty to produce local child poverty action reports.

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Holyrood vote "hugely welcome step in fight to end child poverty," say campaigners

8 November 2017

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today (8/11/17) welcomed a unanimous Scottish Parliament vote putting ambitious targets to eradicate child poverty in law.

The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act requires Scottish Ministers to meet four income based child poverty targets by 2030 as well as set out and report on the actions they will take to meet those targets. For the first time local authorities and health boards in Scotland will also have a duty to produce local child poverty action reports.

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The Austerity Generation: promise of greater rewards from work broken under Universal Credit as families with children hardest hit by cuts

6 November 2017

The promise of greater rewards from work made to working families has been broken as a result of cuts to Universal Credit and tax credits, with losses reaching thousands of pounds in many cases, new analysis by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows.

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THE AUSTERITY GENERATION: PROMISE OF GREATER REWARDS FROM WORK BROKEN UNDER UNIVERSAL CREDIT AS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN HARDEST HIT BY CUTS

November 6, 2017

The promise of greater rewards from work made to working families has been broken as a result of cuts to Universal Credit and tax credits, with losses reaching thousands of pounds in many cases, new analysis by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows.
 
‘The Austerity Generation’ reveals that the cuts to Universal Credit (UC) will put 1 million more children into poverty – which means the long term impact of austerity policies will be felt for many years to come by the UK economy and society more generally. The report also finds that families already at greater risk of poverty – including lone parents, families with very young children, larger families and those with a disability – will be especially hard-hit by a decade of cuts to the incomes of families with children.
 

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