News

  • Scottish child poverty campaigners respond to ‘State of Nation’ report

    20 October 2014

    Responding to the publication of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s ‘State of the Nation 2014’ report, the Director of CPAG in Scotland, John Dickie, said;

    “We must never accept that failing to meet targets to end child poverty by 2020 means child poverty can’t be eradicated. With the right policies, the right time-frame, and the right level of political will we can eradicate child poverty in Scotland and the rest of UK just as other European countries have."

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  • CPAG's new Housing Ambassador

    2 September 2014

    Paul Tennant, Chief Executive of Orbit, has been appointed to the new role of CPAG's Housing Ambassador. Paul made a valuable contribution to CPAG as President of our Charity of the Year partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing, which raised over £27,500 in support of our work.

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  • Reflections on CPAG in Scotland conference 2014

    27 June 2014

    John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland, has written a blog post reflecting on our annual Welfare Rights conference. You can read it here.

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  • Annual Welfare Rights Conference

    20 May 2014

    We now have very limited places left for our conference in Glasgow on Friday 13 June.

    Coming only three months before the independence vote, this conference will provide an opportunity to hear what the competing visions for Scotland’s constitutional future mean for the social security system, advisers and claimants themselves.

    Find out more and book your place here.

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  • OUT NOW - 2014/15 Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook

    22 April 2014

    This edition provides comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2014/15, and helps you understand all the recent changes to the benefits and tax credits system,  including the new personal independence payment, the gradual roll out of universal credit and the benefit cap and rent restrictions. It includes information on claiming and getting paid,  as well as tactical information to help users navigate the complexities of the system.

    For more information or to buy your copy click here

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  • NEW 2014/15 Training Programme

    14 January 2014

    Download our new 2014/15 Training Programme here.

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  • Latest tax credits e-bulletin

    5 November 2013

    Read our latest e-bulletin which looks at: new factsheet for early years, state of the nation report, new 0345 numbers, childcare and universal credit, tax credit appeals, and caselaw: HMRC duty to produce evidence.

    Sign up to the e-bulletin here.

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  • New training calendar October 2013 - March 2014

    13 August 2013

    Download our new calendar of benefits, tax credits and welfare reform courses here.

    View our courses by date online here.

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  • Any reduction in Scottish child poverty welcome, but overshadowed by forecasts of massive surge

    13 June 2013

    Responding to today’s publication of official 2011/12 child poverty statistics for Scotland and the rest of the UK, John Dickie, Head of the CPAG in Scotland, said:

    “Any reduction in child poverty in 2011/12 is welcome but is overshadowed by frightening Institute for Fiscal Studies forecasts of a massive surge in child poverty as UK tax and benefit changes kick in."

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  • Latest tax credits e-bulletin

    7 May 2013

    Read our latest e-bulletin which looks at: factsheets; PIP and tax credits; new time limit for disputing overpayments and new caselaw.

    Sign up to the e-bulletin here.

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