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Amendment on the right of redetermination and appeal on liability for overpayment

24 April 2018
In this briefing Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Inclusion Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland, ENABLE Scotland, Shelter Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, One Parent Families Scotland and other members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) strongly urge MSPs to support Amendment 137 to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in the name of Jeremy Balfour MSP.

SCoWR Stage 3 Briefing - Social Security (Scotland) Bill

24 April 2018
The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) is a broad coalition of voluntary sector organisations, trade unions, faith groups and others established in 2006 out of a shared concern about the direction of ‘welfare reform’.

Briefing in advance of Stage 3 of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

24 April 2018
The Social Security (Scotland) Bill is fundamental to the shape and direction of the new Scottish social security system.

Briefing for the appearance of Esther McVey before the Social Security Committee Meeting

23 April 2018
The Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee will hear from the Right Hon Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on Monday 16th April.

The free school meals poverty trap

12 March 2018
Up to now, all families receiving universal credit have been eligible for free school meals. However, from 1 April 2018 in England, the Government plans to introduce a new earnings limit so that families on universal credit earning over £7,400 a year (after tax and national insurance) are no longer eligible.

Briefing Note for Stage 2 of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Part 2, Chapter 3 onwards

21 February 2018
At Stage Two of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill, consideration of amendments to the Bill is taking place over the course of several weeks.

Parliamentary briefing: child poverty in London, February 2018

20 February 2018
On Thursday 22nd February, MPs will debate ‘Child Poverty in London’ in parliament. We have produced a briefing for MPs, incorporating the latest End Child Poverty statistics, released in early 2018, and the latest CPAG research.

Briefing Note for Stage 2 of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Parts 1 - 2 (Chapters 1& 2) and Schedules

07 February 2018
At Stage Two of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill, consideration of amendments to the Bill is taking place over the course of several weeks.

Free school meals and universal credit: CPAG's consultation response

05 February 2018
CPAG has responded to the government's consultation on setting an earnings threshold for eligibility to free school meals in universal credit. We believe that all children in families eligible for universal credit should continue to receive free school meals, as per the current legal situation.

Stage 1 Social Security (Scotland) Bill Debate - Briefing Note for MSPs

12 December 2017
A well-functioning social security system is a key pillar in the social and economic infrastructure needed for the prevention and eradication of poverty. The Social Security (Scotland) Bill is fundamental to the shape and direction of social security in Scotland.