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Social security – where have we been and where are we going?

10 October 2019
As our Secure Futures for Children and Families gets underway, our CEO Alison Garnham looks back and the history of the social security system, what has gone wrong and what the future could look like. 

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 Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions) (Existing Awards) Regulations (2010): SSAC consultation response

03 February 2012
CPAG responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee consultation on new regulations allowing for the movement of existing claimants of incapacity benefit, income support on grounds of disability, and severe disablement allowance onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

Response to disability living allowance reform consultation

03 February 2012
CPAG's response outlines our serious concerns regarding Government proposals to replace disability living allowance (DLA) with a new personal independence payment.