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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.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger inquiry on hunger amongst children during the school holidays

17 March 2017
The school holidays can be a challenging time for many parents, particularly those on low incomes. They can lead to increased pressures on parents’ time and financial resources – including the need to find the money for extra food for their children.

Life chances indicators - CPAG submission

18 April 2016
The government intends to replace the current statutory child poverty measures with new measures of ‘life chances’. Four statutory measures have been put forward: children in workless households, children in long-term workless households, and educational attainment at Key Stage 4 (GCSE) for all children and for disadvantaged children.

Submission on foundation years and life chances

02 March 2016
In this submission on foundation years and the government's life chances strategy, we identify key characteristics of an early years service which would deliver on improving the life chances of disadvantaged children, and consider where current provision succeeds and where new approaches may be needed.

CPAG's response the All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry on child poverty and health

02 February 2016
CPAG submitted written evidence to the APPG on Health inquiry into child poverty, health and well-being. Our submission notes the evidence for a relationship between poverty and poorer outcomes for child physical and mental health. 

Discretionary housing payments policy note

30 January 2015
This policy note considers the role that discretionary housing payments (DHPs) have played over the last four years in mitigating the impact of ‘welfare reform’.

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.

'Tackling Child Poverty and Improving Life Chances' - CPAG's response to the consultation

03 February 2012
This response sets out our detailed analysis of the Government's child poverty strategy proposals, with our recommendations for improvement.

'Supporting people into work: the next stage of Housing Benefit reform': CPAG's response to the DWP consultation

03 February 2012
This response highlights CPAG's concerns over proposed housing benefit reforms, and reflects our view that any such reforms need to safeguard the needs of claimants and their children.