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Response to Scottish Government on passported benefits

01 October 2012
In many cases, including that of free school lunch entitlement, we believe the optimum approach is to remove means testing altogether as the most effective way to meet the principles of simplification and making work pay. Whilst political realities may make it difficult to deliver universal provision immediately we argue government should work toward a universal approach, paid for through redistributive taxation, so that as resources can be prioritised further progress can be made. Read our response here.

“Money for vital social fund lifeline woefully inadequate,” say anti-poverty campaigners

17 September 2012
John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland called on the Scottish Government to use its budget to compensate for UK-wide cuts to crisis welfare payments in response to reports on Sunday 16th September that a woefully inadequate amount of money is set to be transferred to the Scottish Government by the UK DWP to replace a vital lifeline for some of Scotland's worst off families.