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Local Authorities and Child Poverty: balancing threats and opportunities

17 July 2013
This report outlines the impact of welfare reforms on local authorities – including the costs to local areas of child poverty - and explores how they and their partner organisations manage the impact of these reforms.

Localisation of the Social Fund: Countdown to change

14 March 2013
From April 2013, the discretionary elements of the Social Fund, Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans, will cease to operate at a national level. Funding to provide a replacement scheme will be devolved to local authority level.

The politics of the child poverty measurement consultation

08 February 2013
Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of CPAG, has written this week in Children and Young People Now about the politics of the government's child poverty measurement consultation.

CPAG's response to the child poverty measurement consultation

07 February 2013
CPAG has today issued its response to the government consultation on child poverty measurement.

Judicial Review: proposals for reform - CPAG's response to the Ministry of Justice consultation

24 January 2013
In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice conducted a consultation exercise on its proposals for reform of judicial review.

CPAG Briefing for Autumn Statement 2012

10 January 2013
A full media briefing for the Autumn Statement on 5 December 2012, the needs of low income families that the Chancellor must address, and other related background information and resource.

CPAG Briefing on Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill (HoC Second Reading, 8 Jan 2013)

07 January 2013
The Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill has its Commons Second Reading on 8 January 2013. This CPAG briefing covers our key concerns.

Response to DWP consultation on ceasing production of income-related benefits take-up statistics

02 October 2012
This is CPAG’s response to a DWP consultation gathering views on its proposal to end, or at the very least limit, the production of take-up estimates for six key means-tested benefits

The Social Fund at a local level: notes for and from practitioners

22 August 2012
This report focuses on issues and key considerations for English local authorities in developing a local social fund replacement scheme.

Universal credit and related regulations: response to the SSAC’s call for evidence

31 July 2012
This is CPAG’ s response to the Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the draft universal credit and related regulations.