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MSP briefing: Improving Disability Assistance

25 October 2019
MSP briefing for the 29th October 2019 debate on Improving Disability Assistance.

Policy paper: Changes of circumstance and Disability Assistance

08 May 2019
In response to Scottish Government's consultation on Disability Assistance, we've produced a briefing on changes of circumstance in the new system.

Policy paper: Regulations, caselaw and guidance for Disability Assistance

07 May 2019
As part of CPAG’s response to the consultation on disability assistance CPAG in Scotland has produced a paper looking at how existing rights can be built into the Scottish system.

Students and universal credit

27 March 2019
An analysis of the problems faced by students claiming universal credit.

Early Warning System Briefing: Social security support for housing

22 March 2019
Evidence submitted for the Social Security Committee's inquiry on social security support for housing.

Briefing: Budget stage one debate

19 February 2019
MSP briefing submitted for stage one debate on the 2019/ 20 budget.

Briefing: Fuel Poverty Bill stage one debate

19 February 2019
MSP briefing submitted for the stage one debate of the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) Bill.

Policy Seminar for Local Leads

04 July 2018
On the 25th June 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland hosted a policy seminar for local child poverty leads bringing together representatives from nineteen local authorities and six health boards as well as the Scottish Government, COSLA, SPIRU (Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit), NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service.

Briefing on amendment 145 to improve scrutiny of regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

24 April 2018
In this briefing Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Inclusion Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland, ENABLE Scotland, Shelter Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, One Parent Families Scotland and other members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) strongly urge MSPs to support Amendment 145 to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in the name of Pauline McNeil MSP.

Amendment on the right of redetermination and appeal on liability for overpayment

24 April 2018
In this briefing Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Inclusion Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland, ENABLE Scotland, Shelter Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, One Parent Families Scotland and other members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) strongly urge MSPs to support Amendment 137 to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in the name of Jeremy Balfour MSP.