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Don't Zap the Zip campaign briefing

26 June 2020
The government is about to ‘temporarily’ suspend free travel for under 18s in London, to protect public health during the pandemic. This will be a disaster for families with children who are already struggling and could mean that children and young people will miss out on their education and other opportunities in the capital. Families have suffered enough during the pandemic – it’s not right that they should be punished further during a time of national crisis.

Early Warning System E-Bulletin - April 2020

April 2020
Social Insecurity: how the outbreak is affecting your cases. Summary of queries received by the Early Warning System during the covid-19 pandemic. Topics covered include universal credit whilst on furlough, awaiting self-employment grant or facing the habitual residence test, plus problems claiming new-style ESA and more.

Tackling poverty in schools: final project report

12 March 2020
CPAG, alongside Diane Dixon Associates, have been working with schools in London to explore the role of primary schools in tackling child poverty. This report contains an outline of the main project activities, as well as a summary of the key learning to emerge from the project with a particular focus on how to scale up this type of work in schools.

London low earners hit with two-child limit on council tax support

12 March 2020
Five London boroughs and the City of London are needlessly applying a two-child limit which cuts the amount of help that working families with three or more children can receive with council tax, research by CPAG and Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) shows.

Still too poor to pay: council tax support in London 2018-19

12 March 2020
In April 2013, the government abolished council tax benefit and replaced it with locally run council tax support schemes, accompanied by a 10 per cent cut in funding for local authorities. Since then, CPAG and Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) have been monitoring the changes to the 33 different localised council tax support schemes in London and assessing the impact of these schemes – both on low-income Londoners and on local authorities.

Universal Credit: Housing Costs (London) 14 September 2020

14th September 2020
London
Universal credit (UC) claimants often have difficulties getting their Housing Costs element included in their claim and having the right amount paid on time. This one-day course focusses on the...

Universal Credit: Housing Costs (London) 4 March 2021

4th March 2021
London
Universal credit (UC) claimants often have difficulties getting their Housing Costs element included in their claim and having the right amount paid on time. This one-day course focusses on the...

Benefits for Non-EEA Nationals (London) 12 October 2020

12th October 2020
London
Advisers can find it difficult and intimidating to advise non-European nationals on how their immigration status affects entitlement to benefits and tax credits. This one-day standard level course offers an...

Using Legislation and Caselaw (London) 19 November 2020

19th November 2020
London
Build your skills with this practical course. If you prepare cases for reconsideration or appeal, knowing when and how to refer to the law can make your case more effective,...

Universal Credit Update: Problem Areas and Tactics (London) 25 September 2020

25th September 2020
London
Universal credit changes all the time, as the law is amended, as it is implemented in practice, and as local delivery changes. This course is an opportunity for experienced advisers...