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CPAG welcomes new government money for local welfare assistance and urges councils to now adapt schemes to widen access

12 June 2020
Following the government’s announcement of a further £63 million for local welfare assistance, CPAG has published a new guide that aims to help councils looking to establish or develop their local welfare assistance schemes to respond to families and residents who have been financially affected by Covid-19.

Cash in a crisis

12 June 2020
Our new report draws together CPAG’s evidence of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, research into how local authorities are spending the hardship money they have been allocated by central government and good practice with local welfare assistance scheme

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.

Briefing for MPs for second reading of Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill

06 March 2020
On Friday 13 March, the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill will have its second reading. We are encouraging MPs to attend the second reading of this Bill. This briefing provides information about the costs of school uniforms and how these costs can impact families.

Early Warning System E-Bulletin - February 2020

February 2020
Summary of universal credit mandatory reconsideration problems coming into the EWS and an invitation to complete an MR survey.

Child poverty in the North East

24 January 2020
In this new paper, Professor Jonathan Bradshaw of the University of York takes a look at child poverty in the North East

Conditionality Data Gathering

12 November 2019
Information is needed from advice workers about the extent to which claimant commitments are tailored to take account of their clients' circumstances.

Universal credit: the problem areas (Newcastle) Tuesday 10 March 2020

10th March 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne
This one-day experienced level course is aimed at advisors who are already familiar with the basic universal credit (UC) rules. It looks in detail at some of the areas of...

A 'proper meal’? Free school meals in Portugal and England

14 March 2019
If we had not included Portuguese young people in our cross national study of Families and Food in Hard Times*, the inadequacies in the free school meal system in England might not have been quite so obvious.