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Our Chief Executive was featured in the Third Sector magazine, talking about her 'light bulb' moment that took her towards a career in welfare rights and campaigning.

"I still draw on that experience. Every day I think "there but for the grace of God go I". I have never met anybody I couldn't identify with and realise how they'd ended up in their position. When you see so many people in those situations, you realise how easily it could happen to anyone else, and it makes you want to change the world so they can get the help they need."

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Related Publication

OUT NOW - NEW Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2017/18Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits Handbook 2017-2018

Known as the 'adviser's bible' CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is the essential and best-selling guide to all benefits and tax credits.

Our definitive guide to all benefits and tax credits is an essential resource for all professional advisers serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to their clients. 

With detailed information on all the recent changes to the social security system, including the latest on the roll-out of universal credit, the right to reside test and the sanctions regime, the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook provides comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2017/18.

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Upcoming events for 2017

Two Child Limit – Implementation, Challenges and the Policy Context Two Child Limit – Implementation, Challenges and the Policy Context

London Thursday 22 June 2017 

This seminar will examine the two child limit in tax credits and means-tested benefits and its inevitable impact on child poverty.

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Welfare Rights Conference 2017Welfare Rights Conference 2017

Universal Credit – Understanding and Managing the Risks for Families 

Manchester Thursday 7 September 2017
London Thursday 14 September 2017

This year's conference focuses on the very real risks facing families as the roll out of Universal Credit continues.

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Some of our Training courses

Benefits for students
Thursday 8 June 2017, 10:00-16:30, London
£138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations, CPD hours: 5
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Challenging ESA Decisions
Friday 9 June 2017, 10:00-16:30, London
£138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations, CPD hours: 5
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Universal credit
Tuesday 13 June 2017, 10:00-16:30, Manchester
£138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations, CPD hours: 5
More information - Book now

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