News

  • Our reaction to the Queen's Speech

    27 May 2015

    Today the Queen set out the government's initial programme. What was in there for children in poverty? Read more.

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  • Response to UK Budget 2015: ‘see no poverty, hear no poverty’

    23 March 2015

    Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget speech the Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, John Dickie, today said;

    “The chancellor made claim to a truly national recovery but this is a ‘see no poverty, hear no poverty’ Budget which continues to leave children in Scotland and across the UK behind. Read more.

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  • Latest students and benefits e-bulletin

    17 March 2015

    Read our latest e-bulletin which is a special extended update on universal credit.

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  • Latest students and benefits e-bulletin

    12 December 2014

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: factsheets; training courses; FE bursary and benefits; lone parent students on income support and sanctions; and universal credit update.

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  • 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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