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Policy and Campaigns

Adult disability payment consultation

21 October 2021
CPAG in Scotland’s response to SCOSS’ request for views on the draft Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations

Access to universal credit for refugees and their families

18 October 2021
This report highlights findings from the Early Warning System and meetings with organisations supporting refugees about experiences of claiming universal credit and some of the difficulties encountered.

After the cut - what now for families?

06 October 2021
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.

KEEPING THE LIFELINE - A CALL TO CANCEL THE CUT TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT DEBATE BRIEFING

27 September 2021
A briefing for the Scottish Parliament debate on Keeping the Lifeline - A Call To Cancel The Cut To Universal Credit

A minimum income guarantee in Scotland

14 September 2021
What is a minimum income guarantee? There are numerous models that have been proposed, but the general idea is that everyone should be entitled to a minimum level of income. In Scotland, it has been suggested that this level should be set with reference to a minimum income standard. However, it is often assumed that this guarantee can only be delivered by some kind of means-tested payment to lift incomes up to the threshold, but as we shall see this minimum can actually be achieved in a number of ways.

Letter to First Minister requesting doubling of Scottish Child Payment

18 August 2021
A broad coalition of national organisations, community groups, academics, trade unions and faith groups have written to the First Minister to urge her to use the upcoming Programme for Government to commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment in this year’s budget

Tackling Poverty - Briefing for MSPs

07 June 2021
A briefing outlining the current situation in regards to poverty in Scotland, the progress that has been made so far in tackling poverty and the steps that can be taken to meet child poverty targets, including taking action to double the Scottish child payment in the first year of this parliament.

Assessment delays for ill health and disability - update report

12 May 2021
An update to the report we published at the beginning of 2021 highlighting that delays carrying out assessments for disability benefits meant that many disabled people were not receiving or were losing support intended to help them meet the additional costs of their disability.

Programme for Government 2021 - 2026

29 April 2021
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

Poverty in Scotland 2021 - towards a 2030 without poverty? A summary briefing

23 April 2021
The 'Poverty in Scotland' book is a unique collaboration. It brings together academics, anti-poverty campaigners, public officials, trade unionists and practitioners to provide a state of the nation assessment of the scale, nature and impact of poverty. It assesses the progress that has been made and the policies now needed to ensure Scotland’s ambitions toward ending poverty are realised.