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Uprating and the value of children’s benefits: Policy note December 2014

01 December 2014
This policy note considers the effect that uprating decisions have had on the real value of children’s benefits over the course of this parliament.

Local welfare provision - responses to the consultation

24 November 2014
In September 2014 the government committed to make a “fresh decision” on funding for local welfare provision for 2015/16, and as part of this agreed to consult publicly on various funding options.

Local Welfare Provision Consultation

19 November 2014
This week CPAG have responded to the government's consultation on funding for local welfare provision in 2015/16.

The road to the food bank is paved by failures in the safety net

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort: we all hope that if times get hard, the safety net is there to make sure we aren’t left without the means to buy food for ourselves or our family. Yet new research from the Child Poverty Action Group, Oxfam, Church of England and the Trussell Trust has found that failures in the social safety net itself are often the trigger for food bank referrals.

CPAG's response to the consultation on setting the 2020 persistent child poverty target

05 September 2014
This year the government is required by the Child Poverty Act 2010 to set a target it aims to achieve for persistent poverty in the UK by 2020.

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.