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New CPAG research on ending the need for food banks

25 March 2022
This week we published a report called: 'You have to take it back to the bricks’: Reforming emergency support to reduce demand for food banks.

Response to announcement of a Household Support Grant

30 September 2021
Responding to today’s Government announcement of a Household Support Grant, chief executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “Ministers are right to worry about low-income families, but now isn’t the time for stop-gap measures. Grants offer no stability to millions of struggling households, and will leave far too many out of pocket when the £20 universal credit cut hits. Investment in local support is necessary and welcome – but unless government drops the £20 cut, families will still face a living standards crisis this winter and beyond.”

Still too poor to pay: three years of localised council tax support in London

01 September 2016
Read the latest report from CPAG and Z2K in a series that examines how London council tax support schemes have changed in the last three years and analyses the impact these changes have had on claimants.

Too poor to pay

29 July 2015
Since localisation of council tax support, over 123,000 Londoners have fallen into arrears on a bill they were previous deemed too poor to pay.

CPAG responds to local welfare decision

03 February 2015
We welcome the partial restoration of central government funding for Local Welfare Assistance schemes (LWAs)

Urgent: last chance to save local welfare provision

12 January 2015
Campaign with us to keep our safety net. We have been campaigning to save local welfare provision, the last back-stop for vulnerable people, for over a year.

CPAG criticises LWA decision

18 December 2014
CPAG has criticised the Government’s decision to maintain the cut in funding for local welfare assistance schemes (LWAs). 

Council's tax policy ruled unlawful for penalising the poor

30 July 2014
CPAG has won a legal test case for three vulnerable women who were charged a higher rate of council tax because they only recently moved into the area.

New CPAG report and data on local authorities and child poverty

18 July 2013
We have published data showing the cost of child poverty in local areas around the UK, and a new report to help local authorities with their child poverty strategies.

New report - how can the social fund be delivered at a local level?

29 June 2012
This new report explains how the social fund, the 'safety net' for many families needing emergency support, will be devolved to local level in 2013.