‘Closing’ universal credit claims

Issue 260 (October 2017)

Martin Williams looks at the DWP practice of ‘closing’ claims to universal credit (UC).

Challenges of Poverty: Parents' Voices.

October 2017

This Early Warning System short report is published as part of Challenge Poverty Week 2017 to highlight, through the experiences of low income families, and in their words, how poverty and welfare changes impact on child and family wellbeing.

PIP and ‘social support’

Issue 260 (October 2017)

Simon Osborne reviews recent caselaw about personal independence payment (PIP) and ‘social support’ when engaging with other people.

‘Two-child limit’: the exceptions

Issue 260 (October 2017)

Following the introduction of the ‘two-child limit’ in April 2017 (as described in Bulletin 257), Mark Willis takes a closer look at the exceptions now that government guidance is available.

OUT NOW - Poverty: the facts | 6th edition

19 October 2017

CPAG’s flagship policy publication provides the clearest and most comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK today. For more information and to order your copy, click here.

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Opposition Day Debate: Pause and fix of roll-out of Universal Credit briefing for MPs

October 2017

Read our briefing for MPs in advance of the Opposition Day Debate: Pause and fix of roll-out of Universal Credit, after Prime Minister’s Questions, Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Universal Credit: Full Steam Ahead Seminar Early Bird tickets are on SALE NOW

12 October 2017

For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here

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PM speech: IGNORING CHILD POVERTY IS NO WAY TO BUILD BRITISH DREAM

October 4, 2017

In response to the Prime Minister’s party conference speech, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

“Despite its billing, despite all the slogans on the stage, this was not really a speech about aspiration and building a country that works for everyone. To do that the Prime Minister should have directly addressed UK poverty, one of the ‘burning injustices’ which she spoke about last year.

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Universal Credit: response to Secretary of State’s speech

October 2, 2017

In response to David Gauke's Conservative party speech, Child Poverty Action Group Chief Executive Alison Garnham said:

"We've been calling for some time for information on advance payments to be proactively offered to families with children. It doesn't make sense to pretend that having no income for 6 weeks won't harm them. If that's now going to happen then that's welcome.

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