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Still Too Poor to Pay - Council Tax Support in London - 2017/18 Update

01 September 2017
After producing three previous reports on the impact of the localisation of council tax benefit in London, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) have continued to monitor developments in 2017/18.

Alternatives to Cash - Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Briefing

21 August 2017
Other than in carefully defined and restricted circumstances, all social security benefits should be delivered in cash rather than in kind.

Redeterminations and appeals - Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Briefing

21 August 2017
This briefing looks at the new approach of redeterminations and appeals outlined in the Social Security (Scotland) Bill and how far it improves on the current system of mandatory reconsideration (MR).

Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill - Stage Two Briefing Note

22 June 2017
This briefing note was sent to members of the Scottish Social Security Committee ahead of the Stage Two consideration of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill on Thursday 22 June.

Election 2017 manifesto

04 May 2017
Today, children are already twice as likely to be poor as pensioners. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, child poverty is set to soar to 5.1 million children by 2022 – a 42 per cent rise over ten years.

Briefing for MSPs - Cuts to Child Tax Credits Debate Tuesday 25th April 2017

24 April 2017

Health & Sport Committee Debate: Inquiry into the Preventative Health Agenda

12 April 2017

Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the Benefit Cap - CPAG's response

11 April 2017
CPAG has responded to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the Benefit Cap, drawing in large part on evidence from our Early Warning System on the impact of the cap on families with children. 

Two-child limit - 200,000 more children in poverty

03 April 2017
New cuts limiting universal credit to the first two children in a family – starting Thursday April 6th - will push another 200,000 children below the official poverty line, new analysis by CPAG and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows. 

Guidance on the Scottish welfare fund

31 March 2017