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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).

'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.

Progression to work pathfinders: a submission by CPAG

03 February 2012
This is a submission by CPAG on the Income Support and Employment and Support Allowance (Work-Focused Interviews, Work-Related Activity, etc.) (Lone Parents and Partners) Regulations 2010.

Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales

03 February 2012
In this response we argue strongly against the Government’s proposals to remove social security and other areas of social welfare law from the scope of legal aid.

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.

Welfare Reform Bill: second reading briefing from CPAG

03 February 2012
This briefing written for MPs summarises CPAG's position on the Welfare Reform Bill 2011 as at March 2011, our fourteen key concerns and our ten principles for welfare reform.

Joint Briefing: Report and Third Reading of the Welfare Reform Bill

03 February 2012
CPAG is part of an consortium of leading organisations with expertise in the UK welfare system, who work to support clients and reduce poverty. We have come together to influence the Bill as it passes through Parliament.

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Second Reading CPAG briefing paper

03 February 2012
The Ministry of Justice plans to "save" £22 million by removing welfare benefits matters from the scope of legal aid funding.

Legal Aid – benefits advice reduces poverty amongst disabled children

01 February 2012
This short briefing explains how removing legal aid for welfare benefits advice will increase already high levels of poverty amongst disabled children and adults.