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Join NHS Health Scotland’s Facing Up to Child Poverty in Schools Practice Network

19 October 2017
Are you working to address the cost barriers of school for children and their families in your local authority area? NHS Health Scotland's Practice Network provides opportunities for peer support, the exchange of good practice and national support around these issues.

'Dundee council sets up project to tackle hidden costs of going to school'

30 September 2017
Dundee Evening Telegraph report on Cost of the School Day Dundee from 30 September, 2017

Give Me Five - child benefit top up campaign

30 August 2017
CPAG are members of the Give Me Five Campaign.

Response to Social Security (Scotland) Bill

30 August 2017
Read our views here on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in response to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee's Call for Evidence.

The Cost of a Child 2017

21 August 2017
Parents working full time on the ‘national living wage’ (NLW) are significantly short of the income needed to give children an acceptable minimum living standard – as defined by the public – and the shortfall will grow as inflation combines with the current freeze on benefits to put family budgets under new strain, CPAG's new report warns.

CPAG wins breakthrough case on access to tribunals

04 August 2017
The Upper Tribunal today declared the Government’s restrictions on access to the social security appeals system to be unlawful, in a test case brought by CPAG. The decision enhances and protects the appeal rights of the hundreds of thousands of benefit claimants who each year seek to challenge refusals of benefit.

Big jump in capped households

03 August 2017
Today's DWP figures show a huge rise in the number of families hit by the benefit cap - 7 in 10 are single parents with young children and most are not required to work.

Latest enewsletter

24 July 2017
Read our latest enewsletter which includes: Scottish social security powers update; benefit cap win; Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill; welfare reform - annual report to Scottish Parliament; universal credit regulations; and more.

BLOG: Tracking the impacts of welfare reform in Scotland

19 July 2017
Kirsty McKechnie, Welfare Rights Worker with our Early Warning System has written a blog about how the impacts of welfare reform on families in Scotland have changed in the last 4 years.

New factsheets

10 July 2017
We have produced two new factsheets