• What is welfare reform and how is it affecting families?

    20 June 2016

    Download our new resource for people who work with low-income families. To help you think about how changes to the benefit system affect the families that you work with and what you can do to help.

    The information in this booklet is based on findings from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.

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  • School Costs film

    15 June 2016

    Launched this week School Costs is a new short film jointly sponsored by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and CPAG in Scotland.

    Directed by Iain Henderson, winner of the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award 2015, the film highlights the struggle of families on low incomes to meet the costs associated with their children attending school. The testimony of the parents involved is drawn directly from qualitative research conducted as part of CPAG’s Early Warning System.

    Watch the film here.

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  • Updated factsheets

    14 June 2016

    We've updated the following factsheets from our series, with recent changes and the new benefit and tax credits rates from April 2016:

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    24 May 2016

    Places are going fast for our annual conference, Welfare Rights 2016 on 10 June at the University of Strathclyde.

    Our keynote speakers include the new Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman MSP and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner in Scotland. We will be running eight expert workshops and an afternoon plenary session on building dignity into the social security system.

    Find out more and book a place.

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  • Enter our #welfieselfie competition to win a £50 voucher!

    19 April 2016

    Tweet us your selfie with our new 2016/17 handbook to enter our competition to win £50 to spend on CPAG books or training. Read more.

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  • Latest tax credits ebulletin

    15 April 2016

    Read our latest ebulletin which includes: Recovery of overpayments; Maternity and sickness; Caselaw; Q&A: Hardship payments due to in-year recovery; and more.

    Sign up to our ebulletins here.

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  • Programme for Scottish Government 2016-2021

    8 April 2016

    The next Scottish Government will be confronted with an imminent rise in child poverty, with a projected 50% increase by 2020 largely driven by UK tax and benefit policies.

    With this in mind our programme for government sets out a range of measures aimed at prioritising the eradication of child poverty in Scotland and minimising its damaging effects on children, families, services and the country’s economy.

    Read CPAG in Scotland's Programme for Scottish Government 2016 - 2021 here.

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  • Latest advising BME communities ebulletin

    30 March 2016

    Read our latest ebulletin which includes: Scottish Welfare Fund and public funds; Syrian refugees; Moving between GB and Northern Ireland; What does dependency mean?; New official guidance on competent state under EU law; St Prix guidance; UC and non-UK nationals; and more.

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  • Latest students and benefits ebulletin

    29 March 2016

    Read our latest ebulletin which includes: Claiming benefits when a course ends;  Housing benefit backdating; and more.

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  • Universal credit briefing

    16 March 2016

    Read our universal credit briefing in advance of our Early Warning System policy seminar (11 March 2016).

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