Help for advisers

CPAG gives advice about welfare benefits and tax credits to people who are advising the public. See below for details of our London-based advice service.

If you are in Scotland please visit our advice and information page for advisers in Scotland.

  • Telephone

If you are an adviser in the UK you can telephone our advice line on 020 7812 5231.

It is open from Monday to Friday between 10am and noon and between 2pm and 4pm. We welcome and accept calls via Type Talk.

  • Email

Email advice for advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is limited to enquiries that are specifically about universal credit, child benefit, child tax credit or working tax credit. The email address is

Ask CPAG Online provides information and advice on frequently asked questions about common problem areas of the benefit and tax credit system.  For details see Ask CPAG.

  • Referrals

If you are an adviser and you wish to refer a potential test case see our information on referrals.

When you call or email our advice service for advisers to seek help with your casework, our advisers take notes on the information you give us and record it on our database. This is used for training purposes, quality assurance, complaint investigations, to collect the data needed to fulfil our obligations to our funders, and to support our policy work. You are informed of this before any data collection occurs.

Not an adviser?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer advice to members of the public.

For help with benefits or tax credits contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Law Centre.

Depending on your circumstances, other organisations may be able to help.