• First Cost of the School Day newsletter

    1 October 2014

    Cost of the School Day is a Glasgow Poverty Leadership Panel project, hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and working with Glasgow Education Services. The project is inspired by the success of Poverty Proofing the School Day from Children North East.

    Read its first newsletter here.

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  • High profile of child poverty must be harnessed to transform children's lives

    19 September 2014

    Responding to the result of Scotland's independence referendum the  Director of CPAG in Scotland, John Dickie, said;

    “The fact that rising child poverty was such a recurring and high profile issue throughout the referendum campaign was hugely welcome, as was the level of public engagement in discussing how we create a fairer Scotland.

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  • The independence referendum: what does it mean for child poverty?

    15 September 2014

    With just a few days to go before the referendum John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, has written a blog highlighting how CPAG has informed the terms of debate and argues that the challenge now for anti-poverty campaigners is to ensure that heightened public engagement and concern with child poverty in campaign debates is harnessed for real change, wherever powers end up lying after September 18th.

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  • September enews

    10 September 2014

    Read the latest edition of our enews, a monthly round-up of our news and views which looks at: guest blogs on child poverty and the referendum; Early Warning System latest bulletin: Welfare reform and housing; training - new dates for courses and new Scottish Handbooks.

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  • Guest blogs: child poverty and the independence referendum

    9 September 2014

    CPAG has asked leading members of the Better Together and Yes campaigns to write guest blogs outlining why a Yes or No vote is in the best interest of ending child poverty in Scotland.

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  • CPAG Early Warning System bulletin on housing and welfare reform published

    9 September 2014

    CPAG in Scotland's Early Warning System has published a new bulletin highlighting the impact that welfare changes are having on housing in Scotland. The briefing contains an overview of welfare rights cases collected from frontline workers across Scotland and explores the impact on housing and homelessness policy.

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  • Cost of a child in 2014

    12 August 2014

    Today we published our third annual report ‘The Cost of a Child in 2014’, written by Donald Hirsch from the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University and funded by JRF. It draws on the Minimum Income Standard project (MIS) to establish how much families need to cover their basic needs like food, clothes and shelter, and to participate in society.

    The research shows that year on year, the cost of a child has been rising faster than inflation while support families receive from the state is falling.

    Find out more

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  • Judith Paterson joins Social Security Advisory Committee

    4 August 2014

    We're delighted that Judith Paterson, Welfare Rights Co-ordinator at CPAG in Scotland has been appointed to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) which provides advice to the Secretary of State on proposals for the amendment of secondary legislation and on general social security matters as required.

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  • Latest tax credits and early years e-bulletin

    30 July 2014

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: cascade training, factsheet, renewals - online option extended, statistics, caselaw, and more.

    Sign up to our ebulletins here.

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  • July enews

    15 July 2014

    Read the latest edition of CPAG in Scotland's enews, a monthly round-up of our news and views which looks at: new blogs; latest Scottish child poverty statistics; Early Warning System update; Scottish Welfare Fund - new resources on CPAG website; SCoWR referendum debate; child poverty watchdog slams UK government child poverty strategy, and more.

    Sign up to the enews here.

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