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Briefing

CPAG in Scotland response to the consultation on the draft Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill

22 May 2014

Policy note on local welfare assistance schemes

16 May 2014
In April 2013 parts of the discretionary social fund were handed over the local government who have been running local welfare assistance schemes (LWAS) from that point on.

Corrections and clarifications briefing on Iain Duncan Smith's Today Programme interview on child poverty

16 April 2014
On March 26th 2014, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, was interviewed by Evan Davis on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.

SCoWR response to SWF permanant scheme consultation

10 April 2014

SCoWR response to Expert Working Group on Welfare (April 2013)

10 April 2014

Parliamentary briefing on 'welfare cap' and Charter for Budgetary Responsiblity

25 March 2014
At the Budget in March 2014, the government announced it would be amending the Charter for Budgetary Responsibility to implement a new 'welfare cap' policy.

'Budget action on minimum wage and family benefits needed to tackle living standards crisis' say child poverty campaigners

18 March 2014

The effectiveness of social security at tackling child poverty

18 March 2014
While child poverty is responsive to, and requires, many different types of policy intervention, international evidence shows that social security is an essential tool for reducing child poverty.

Foodbanks: Briefing for Opposition Day debate, 18 December 2013

20 February 2014
This briefing raises CPAG’s concerns about rising demand for food aid from UK families. It also presents initial findings from CPAG’s foodbanks project.

Free School Meals - Stage 3 Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill briefing

18 February 2014