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Emergency Use Only: 2017 update

20 December 2017
In November 2014, the Emergency Use Only report broke new ground as the first systematic research into food bank use across the United Kingdom. Over two years on, this report takes the recommendations from Emergency Use Only and, for each, assesses the progress made.

Election 2017 manifesto

04 May 2017
Today, children are already twice as likely to be poor as pensioners. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, child poverty is set to soar to 5.1 million children by 2022 – a 42 per cent rise over ten years.

Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Universal Credit - CPAG's response

20 March 2017
The Work and Pensions Select Committee was so concerned about evidence heard during its inquiry into progress with the implementation of universal credit, that it has re-opened its inquiry to gather more evidence.

Briefing for MPs: Benefit Sanctions Regime (Entitlement to Automatic Hardship Payments) Bill

18 January 2016
Read our briefing for MPs in advance of the Second Reading of the Benefit Sanctions Regime (Entitlement to Automatic Hardship Payments) Bill 2015-16. 

CPAG's response to call for evidence by JCHR on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015

23 November 2015
CPAG has responded to a call for evidence by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Second Reading Briefing

16 July 2015
This Briefing presents CPAG's response to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015. The Bill presents wide-ranging changes which will affect families across the country.

Round the clock: in-work poverty and the 'hours question'

29 April 2015
How many hours should a parent work in order not to be poor? In-work poverty is a growing phenomenon in the UK and increasingly central to the political debate. At CPAG, we see in-work poverty as the product of three key variables: low wages; the level of social security that families receive; and the number of hours that parents work. This report explores the third of these factors asking how many hours is it reasonable to expect parents to work.

Submission to Work & Pensions Committee inquiry into benefit sanctions

23 December 2014
The Work and Pensions Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into benefit sanctions policy, considering aspects of sanctions policy which were outside the remit of the Oakley Review.