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!
Judicial review is a legal challenge to a public body
Our Judicial Review project has been set up to help welfare rights advisers with the Judicial Review process.
CPAG can provide advice and assistance to advisers and support workers helping claimants to challenge tribunal decisions in welfare benefit and tax credit cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.