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Briefing on the Childcare Bill

18 June 2015
In this briefing on the Childcare Bill CPAG welcomes the government’s commitment to extend free childcare for three and four year olds to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year but also raises a number of concerns about how this could play out for families on low incomes.

Briefing on trends in the cost of essentials and support for living costs

24 March 2015
Families across the country are suffering a double whammy of falling benefits and the rising cost of essentials.

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 Work & Pensions Committee inquiry into benefit sanctions

23 December 2014
The Work and Pensions Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into benefit sanctions policy, considering aspects of sanctions policy which were outside the remit of the Oakley Review.

CPAG's response to SSAC inquiry into ESA 'loopholes'

19 December 2014
CPAG has responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) consultation on the government's proposal to close a 'loophole' in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) repeat claims.

CPAG's submission to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain

02 December 2014
In June this year Child Poverty Action Group submitted evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain chaired by Frank Field MP.

Uprating and the value of children’s benefits: Policy note December 2014

01 December 2014
This policy note considers the effect that uprating decisions have had on the real value of children’s benefits over the course of this parliament.

Local welfare provision - responses to the consultation

24 November 2014
In September 2014 the government committed to make a “fresh decision” on funding for local welfare provision for 2015/16, and as part of this agreed to consult publicly on various funding options.

Local Welfare Provision Consultation

19 November 2014
This week CPAG have responded to the government's consultation on funding for local welfare provision in 2015/16.