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What is welfare reform and how is it affecting families?

20 June 2016
Download our new resource for people who work with low-income families. To help you think about how changes to the benefit system affect the families that you work with and what you can do to help. The information in this booklet is based on findings from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.

Cost of a child in 2015 report

12 August 2015
CPAG has just published its yearly research on the cost of raising a child. It finds a looming crisis for family finances.

Cost of a child 2015

12 August 2015
We've just published our yearly research on the cost of raising a child. It finds a looming crisis for family finances.

End Child Poverty launches new campaign on children's benefits

22 May 2015
Children are twice as likely as pensioners to be poor - children's benefits should get the same protection as the state pension.

Child poverty campaigners respond to Expert Working Group on Welfare

12 June 2014
Read our response to the publication of the second report by the Scottish Government’s Expert Working Group on Welfare: Re-thinking welfare: fair, personal and simple.

Budget leaves poorest families abandoned on the frontline of austerity

20 March 2013
The Chancellor described it as a budget for families looking to work hard and aspiring to get on, but CPAG believes most low income families have very few reasons to be cheerful and plenty to be fearful.

600,000 more children being pushed into absolute child poverty

19 March 2013
New research for CPAG by Landman Economics has suggested that the Coalition is set to increase absolute child poverty by 600,000 children between 2010 and 2015. This is as a result of putting children and families in the front line of their austerity agenda and cuts.

200,000 more children to be pushed into poverty by government bill

17 January 2013
The government has revealed in answer to a parliamentary question that 200,000 children will be pushed into relative income poverty by its bill to cut social security benefits and tax credits in real terms.

CPAG publishes report on benefits uprating bill

07 January 2013
A new report reveals that the government’s welfare benefit uprating legislation is based on bogus claims and is a poverty-producing bill that will further exclude the poorest workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people from the mainstream of society.

Campaigners & experts warn more benefit cuts would be a tragedy

02 December 2012
The lead story in Monday's Independent is an open letter signed by more than 50 charities, trade unions and academics warning against more benefit cuts in this week's Autumn Statement.