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Benefit sanctions

03 February 2014
Since the election of the Coalition government in 2010, there has been an escalation of benefit sanctions, which have come to play a major role in extreme poverty.

Independent review of JSA sanctions: CPAG’s response to the call for information

10 January 2014
CPAG has submitted evidence to Matthew Oakley’s review of the operation of the sanctions system for jobseeker's allowance claimants on mandatory back-to-work schemes.

Submission to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into housing costs support

07 October 2013
The Work and Pensions Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into provision of support to meet housing costs in the reformed welfare system.

The Cost of a Child in 2013

14 August 2013
This report shows parents struggled more than ever to provide a decent standard of living for their families in 2013. This is the second in a series of annual reports on the cost of bringing up a child in the UK. 

Benefit cap Freedom of Information request

31 July 2013
According to the government, the benefit cap will ensure that families claiming out of work benefits receive no more in support that the average working household

Local Authorities and Child Poverty: balancing threats and opportunities

17 July 2013
This report outlines the impact of welfare reforms on local authorities – including the costs to local areas of child poverty - and explores how they and their partner organisations manage the impact of these reforms.

An estimate of the cost of child poverty in 2013

12 June 2013
The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research by Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University.

Will Universal Credit Work?

28 May 2013
This report, published by the TUC and CPAG, finds that universal credit 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.

Localisation of the Social Fund: Countdown to change

14 March 2013
From April 2013, the discretionary elements of the Social Fund, Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans, will cease to operate at a national level. Funding to provide a replacement scheme will be devolved to local authority level.

The politics of the child poverty measurement consultation

08 February 2013
Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of CPAG, has written this week in Children and Young People Now about the politics of the government's child poverty measurement consultation.