Policy and Parliamentary Officer
Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland
0141 552 3545
By Ed Pybus
Our response to a consultation that seeks views on the Scottish Government's vision and approach to ending the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity, and suggestions on what more can be done to shape a national plan.
A Submission to the Social Security Committee from Aberlour, CPAG, OPFS
At present, only some universal credit and child tax credit claimants are entitled to means-tested free school meals. Immediately extending entitlement to all families in receipt of these benefits would have many benefits for a relatively low cost.
CPAG in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Tax Policy and the 2022 Scottish Budget.
On 4th November, the Scottish Parliament held a debate on childcare, entitled 'Accessing Scottish social security benefits'. CPAG in Scotland prepared the following briefing for this debate.
On 3rd November, the Scottish Parliament held a debate on childcare, entitled 'Early learning and childcare – 1,140 hours and beyond'. CPAG in Scotland prepared the following briefing for this debate.
CPAG in Scotland’s response to SCOSS’ request for views on the draft Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations
06 October 2021
As part of Challenge Poverty Week we have published a short new report about the cut to universal credit in Scotland and a blog on how to support on how to support families affected by the cut.
A new report in response to the £20 cut to universal credit looking at the impact of the cut in Scotland, what now for families affected and what policy changes are needed as a result of the cut.
A briefing for the Scottish Parliament debate on Keeping the Lifeline - A Call To Cancel The Cut To Universal Credit
29 April 2021
CPAG in Scotland have published their Programme for Government in advance of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election.
CPAG in Scotland's Programme for Government outlines the key policy and investments that must be made by the next Scottish Government in order to ensure families have the resources they need to give their children a decent start in life