Tax credits and early years ebulletin March 2022

March 2022
Doubling of Scottish child payment, bridging payments, Best Start foods and immigration status, child tax credit for refugees

New report on the Cost of a Child in Scotland 2022

09 March 2022
A new report finds that Scottish government policies could help cover up to a third of the 'cost of a child' for low income families

The Cost of a Child in Scotland 2022

09 March 2022
A report analyzing the impact Scottish government policies and lower childcare costs have on the costs of bringing up a child.

We are recruiting!

02 March 2022
Come join the team - we are seeking an Office and Training Administrator for our Glasgow office

Universal credit update and tactics

01 March 2022
Places available to book on our online training course 15 - 16 March

Tax credits toolkit

What to do when things go wrong with tax credits - this toolkit from CPAG in Scotland collects together all the forms and resources you need, and is relevant UK-wide.

Kinship carers and universal credit - lessons in complexity

23 February 2022
New report looks at the challenges that UC poses for kinship carers in Scotland

Benefits for rent - training opportunity on 2-3 March

23 February 2022
Understand how to maximise and retain housing benefits where possible

Kinship carers and universal credit - lessons in complexity

17 February 2022
This report looks at the challenges faced by kinship carers claiming universal credit.

UC families face £570 real terms income cut as costs surge

16 February 2022
DWP figures out show 254 393 children in Scotland were in families on universal credit (UC) in November– (3.6 million across GB). Analysis by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows that because universal credit is set to rise by only 3.1% this April when inflation is expected to peak at 7.25%, most of these families face a real-terms cut of around £570 per year in UK social security support