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Submission to SSAC consultation on universal credit managed migration

20 August 2018
The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC), an independent body of experts set up to advise the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on secondary legislation, has been consulting on the way people already claiming certain benefits will be moved onto universal credit.

Policy Seminar for Local Leads

04 July 2018
On the 25th June 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland hosted a policy seminar for local child poverty leads bringing together representatives from nineteen local authorities and six health boards as well as the Scottish Government, COSLA, SPIRU (Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit), NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service.

Submission on benefit sanctions

08 June 2018
CPAG has submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions select committee on benefit sanctions, their impact, and how the regime could be improved. 

UK child poverty gaps increasing again

28 May 2018
There has always been a debate in the world of poverty measurement about whether we should be more concerned about poverty rates (the proportion below a poverty threshold) or poverty gaps (how far people in poverty are below the poverty threshold).

Briefing on amendment 145 to improve scrutiny of regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

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 145 to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in the name of Pauline McNeil MSP.

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.