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  • Latest enews

    12 August 2015

    Read our latest enews which includes: Cost of a child in 2015 report; School clothing grants; Guest blog: Child and health poverty; NEW Scottish Handbooks; Challenge Poverty Week; and more.

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  • Guest blog: Poverty and child health

    11 August 2015

    Our guest blog from Laura Martin looks at some of the ways NHS services can work together with welfare rights agencies to reduce the impact of poverty.

    Making links with local NHS services can make a difference to families and help make sure they are not missing out on a range of free support aimed at taking a holistic approach to tackling poverty and its effects, especially on children’s diet, health and development.

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  • Latest enews

    30 July 2015

    Read our latest enews which includes: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015; Emergency Budget reaction; Job opportunities - Freelance Welfare Rights Advisers: Advice Line; Scottish Welfare Fund – opportunities to help shape the new scheme; and more.

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  • CPAG in Scotland brief MPs on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

    24 July 2015

    CPAG in Scotland have sent a briefing to all Scottish MPs in advance of the second reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on Monday 20th July. As well as limiting entitlement to vital family benefits, the Bill would abandon poverty reduction targets and propose new measures of poverty that do not include income.

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  • CPAG briefs MPs on Welfare Reform and Work Bill

    23 July 2015

    CPAG briefed MPs in advance of the second reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on Monday 20th July. The Bill is wide ranging and contains provisions which, if passed, would:

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  • Freelance Welfare Rights Adviser: Advice Line

    6 July 2015

    We are looking for welfare rights advisers to work on a freelance basis on our advice lines: CPAG (UK) and CPAG in Scotland. You will deliver benefits advice on a sessional basis on our phone and email advice line to frontline advisers and support workers.

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  • Response to Equal Opportunities Committee's call for evidence on ethnicity, race and employment

    1 July 2015

    Read CPAG in Scotland's response to this call for evidence highlighting the barriers facing EEA nationals entering the labour market and sustaining employment due to changes in EEA nationals' entitlement to benefits and tax credits. 

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  • Latest enews

    30 June 2015

    Read our latest enews which includes: Scotland Bill 2015; Child poverty figures for 2013/14; Policy report: Coping with complexity: financial support for kinship carers in Scotland; Cost of the School Holidays project; and more.

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  • Latest advising BME communities e-bulletin

    29 June 2015

    Read our latest e-bulletin includes: EEA jobseekers and the ‘genuine prospect of work test’; Universal credit for EEA jobseekers; Was the extension of the A8 restrictions legal?; Competent state under EU law for sickness benefits; and more.

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  • Cost of the School Holidays project

    29 June 2015

    Glasgow Life are working together with CPAG in Scotland on a 3 month project to research what the school holidays are like for families in Glasgow struggling to survive on low incomes. This research seeks to identify the barriers and challenges low income families currently face in accessing holiday childcare and organised children's activities in Glasgow.

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