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Broken promises: What has happened to support for low-income working families under universal credit

01 March 2017
This briefing presents some of the analysis to be published in a forthcoming report assessing the impacts of cuts to benefits from 2010 to 2020.  This briefing focuses on changes to universal credit since it was first legislated in 2012 and their effects on family incomes, work incentives and poverty rates. It also includes the effect of real-terms cuts to child benefit which took place during the same period.

Briefing for MSPs: A Budget to Tackle Child Poverty

01 February 2017

Using the Scottish Government's top-up powers - a detailed briefing

01 February 2017

CPAG briefing on the Draft Budget 17/18

22 December 2016

Consultation on exceptions to the two-child limit: CPAG's response

09 December 2016
CPAG has responded to the government's consultation on exceptions to the two child limit for payments of tax credits and universal credit. CPAG is opposed to the policy in its entirety, because it will deny children their entitlement to the support needed to provide a decent standard of living, and is expected to increase child poverty.

Poverty gaps and material deprivation

06 December 2016
This briefing describes how poverty gaps – the distance below the poverty line that the typical family living in poverty finds themselves – have changed since the start of the financial crisis. It shows that, even as the poverty rate has remained broadly stable, the poor have got poorer, and the experience of poverty has become harsher.

Ministry of Justice consultation on transforming courts and tribunals

08 November 2016
CPAG has responded to a Ministry of Justice consultation on changes to social security appeal tribunals. We have serious reservations about the proposal to move the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal entirely online.

Inquiry into the future of Jobcentre Plus

11 October 2016
CPAG's response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry in the future of Jobcentre Plus focuses on the role of Jobcentres in supporting claimants into work.

CPAG briefing highlights current thinking on social security powers in Scotland

10 October 2016

Council Tax Reducation - Evidence for the Local Government Committee

03 October 2016