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Briefing

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. 

Policy paper: Changes of circumstance and Disability Assistance

08 May 2019
In response to Scottish Government's consultation on Disability Assistance, we've produced a briefing on changes of circumstance in the new system.

Policy paper: Regulations, caselaw and guidance for Disability Assistance

07 May 2019
As part of CPAG’s response to the consultation on disability assistance CPAG in Scotland has produced a paper looking at how existing rights can be built into the Scottish system.

Living Hand to Mouth

19 April 2019
Over four million children in Britain are growing up in poverty, with many at risk of going without nutritious or adequate food. As poverty has risen, families with children are among the hardest hit. Based on the first-hand accounts of 51 children, Living Hand to Mouth by researchers at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education shines a spotlight on what children say about food and how they manage their everyday lives around food.

Students and universal credit

27 March 2019
An analysis of the problems faced by students claiming universal credit.

Early Warning System Briefing: Social security support for housing

22 March 2019
Evidence submitted for the Social Security Committee's inquiry on social security support for housing.

Natural migration in universal credit

12 March 2019
This new briefing looks at natural migration. Natural migration is the movement of people on to universal credit from other benefits when their circumstances change in a way which would normally create eligibility for a new claim for one of the benefits being replaced by universal credit, but instead creates eligibility for universal credit.

Briefing: Budget stage one debate

19 February 2019
MSP briefing submitted for stage one debate on the 2019/ 20 budget.

Briefing: Fuel Poverty Bill stage one debate

19 February 2019
MSP briefing submitted for the stage one debate of the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) Bill.

Childcare costs in universal credit

21 December 2018
Using cases from our Early Warning System, this submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee highlights issues parents face in claiming childcare costs through universal credit.