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How can Judicial Review help my clients?

An increasing number of welfare rights decisions and actions are not open to appeal and are likely to be issues your clients face regularly. Judicial Review can be a way of challenging these otherwise unchallengeable decisions!

What is judicial review?

Judicial review is a legal challenge to a public body

Judicial review project

Our Judicial Review project has been set up to help welfare rights advisers with the Judicial Review process.

Upper Tribunal assistance project

CPAG can provide advice and assistance to advisers and support workers helping claimants to challenge tribunal decisions in welfare benefit and tax credit cases.

The free school meals poverty trap

12 March 2018
Up to now, all families receiving universal credit have been eligible for free school meals. However, from 1 April 2018 in England, the Government plans to introduce a new earnings limit so that families on universal credit earning over £7,400 a year (after tax and national insurance) are no longer eligible.

Free school meals and universal credit: CPAG's consultation response

05 February 2018
CPAG has responded to the government's consultation on setting an earnings threshold for eligibility to free school meals in universal credit. We believe that all children in families eligible for universal credit should continue to receive free school meals, as per the current legal situation.

CPAG launches new universal credit email advice service

07 March 2017
CPAG has launched a new universal credit email advice service for advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The service is designed to supplement our Handbooks, telephone advice service and online information provided on our website through Ask CPAG.

Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

20 December 2012
Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies.