Coronavirus | CPAG


We will keep this page updated with relevant information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), families and social security.


CPAG welcomes steps that have been taken so far to support low-income people, but more needs to be done to support families in this time of national crisis. Read our briefing.

Press statements
16 March

Our call for emergency child payment for families hit by school closures

19 March

Our call for Scottish councils to make cash payments to hard up families as schools close

19 March

Children's charities, parents groups, teaching unions and churches in Scotland unite in call for cash payment for families as schools close

20 March

Our response to Chancellor's announcements on supporting jobs during COVID-19

26 March

Our response to latest child poverty statistics: poverty continues to rise as pandemic response falls short for families


26 March    Poor children need a Coronavirus bonus

Welfare rights

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