Act now on Holyrood education and poverty report, campaigners urge

July 12, 2018

Responding today (12/7/18) to the publication of a hard hitting report from MSPs on reducing the attainment gap, John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said:

 
“This report makes quite clear that children growing up in families struggling on low incomes face real cost barriers that too often prevent them from getting the most out of what Scotland’s schools have to offer. The cost of school trips, classroom materials, school clothing and school meals all put pressure on hard pressed families and exclude children from learning opportunities.
 
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Job Opportunity - Project Officer: Cost of the School Day (Dundee)

24 May 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies to take action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.

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7 June 2012

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Unsettling times

This guest blog is written by Rebecca Walker, author of the immigration and residence chapters of the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook, lead author of the Benefits for Migrants Handbook and architect of the Right to Reside Flowchart Poster.

 

CPAG’s new Judicial Review Project

Issue 269 (April 2019)

Jessica Strode discusses how CPAG’s new project can help advisers use judicial review to challenge decisions.

Official errors: officially appealable

Issue 269 (April 2019)

Martin Williams considers what is needed to challenge a decision made in excess of 13 months ago that was wrong because of official error.

Brexit, benefits and right to reside

Issue 269 (April 2019)

Rebecca Walker sets out some key points on how Brexit affects who can satisfy the right to reside requirement for benefit entitlement.

The SDP gateway

Issue 269 (April 2019)

Owen Stevens looks at the so-called ‘SDP gateway’ and preventing new claims for universal credit by certain severely disabled claimants.

Bereavement Support Payments for Unmarried Parents

Last updated: April 16, 2019

Jackson & Others v SSWP CO/975/2019

This case challenges the requirement under the Pensions Act 2014 in conjunction with the Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017 that, in order to be entitled to Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) at the higher rate, the claimant must have been the deceased’s spouse or civil partner.

CPAG are representing two families where the mother has passed away, leaving the fathers, J and S, caring for their young children.