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Bereavement benefit for the 21st century

26 August 2014
CPAG responded to the government's consultation on bereavement benefit.

The cost of a child in 2014

18 August 2014
Today we publish our third annual report ‘The Cost of a Child in 2014’, written by Donald Hirsch from the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University and funded by JRF.

Our response to SSAC consultation on extended delays for benefit claims

18 June 2014
Last year the government announced that the period which new claimants have to wait to make a claim for job-seekers allowance and employment support allowance would be extended to seven days.

Childcare support under universal credit

09 June 2014
The cost of childcare is a key constraint that many low-income parents face when trying to work more. Here’s CPAG offers its analysis and recommendations to government on proposals for new childcare support under universal credit.

Consultation response on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17

22 May 2014
This response sets out CPAG's detailed analysis of the Government's draft child poverty strategy proposals, with our recommendations for improvement.

Policy note on local welfare assistance schemes

16 May 2014
In April 2013 parts of the discretionary social fund were handed over the local government who have been running local welfare assistance schemes (LWAS) from that point on.

Corrections and clarifications briefing on Iain Duncan Smith's Today Programme interview on child poverty

16 April 2014
On March 26th 2014, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, was interviewed by Evan Davis on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.

Parliamentary briefing on 'welfare cap' and Charter for Budgetary Responsiblity

25 March 2014
At the Budget in March 2014, the government announced it would be amending the Charter for Budgetary Responsibility to implement a new 'welfare cap' policy.

The effectiveness of social security at tackling child poverty

18 March 2014
While child poverty is responsive to, and requires, many different types of policy intervention, international evidence shows that social security is an essential tool for reducing child poverty.

Foodbanks: Briefing for Opposition Day debate, 18 December 2013

20 February 2014
This briefing raises CPAG’s concerns about rising demand for food aid from UK families. It also presents initial findings from CPAG’s foodbanks project.