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Policy report: Coping with complexity: financial support for kinship carers in Scotland

01 July 2015
Read our new policy report which looks at financial support for kinship carers in Scotland here.

Taking aim at working parents

21 April 2015
How Universal Credit conditionality could put the squeeze on low-income parents' choices.

Autumn Statement 2014

03 December 2014
The only giveaway for children in today's Autumn Statement was for families who can afford to fly abroad on holiday.

Budget 2014: CPAG reaction

19 March 2014
Child Poverty Action Group responded positively to announcements of increased investment in childcare cost support through Universal Credit. But we believe that overall the Budget has done too little to help families and will lock-in austerity cuts for the long-term.

CPAG letter to Chancellor: use Autumn Statement to improve childcare support

03 December 2013
Our Chief Executive Alison Garnham has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to increase investment in support for childcare costs through universal credit in his Autumn Statement. 

NAO report on Universal Credit

05 September 2013
The National Audit Office has today published a withering assessment of the early progress on Universal Credit.

Universal credit - will it work?

07 May 2013
A new report Will Universal Credit Work?, published by the TUC and CPAG, finds that this new benefit risks failing even on its own terms unless adjustments to its design are made and broader policies to tackle the causes of poverty are put in place. 

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.

MPs issue warning on Universal Credit

22 November 2012
The Work and Pensions select committee has today published the report of its inquiry into Universal Credit.