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CPAG criticises LWA decision

18 December 2014
CPAG has criticised the Government’s decision to maintain the cut in funding for local welfare assistance schemes (LWAs). 

Founder member reflects on the origins of CPAG this Christmas

08 December 2014

Take action: government needs to listen to the evidence on food banks

08 December 2014
Our research found that many people who use food banks are driven by failures in the benefits system.

Autumn Statement 2014

03 December 2014
The only giveaway for children in today's Autumn Statement was for families who can afford to fly abroad on holiday.

Sanctioning hunger?

26 November 2014
If I need to take a day off work, I don’t usually lose one month’s salary as a result. However, if you’re claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)....

November enews

19 November 2014

New report: Why do people use foodbanks?

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort; yet new research from CPAG, Oxfam, the Trussell Trust and the Church of England finds that failures in the safety net itself are a key reason why people are turning to food banks. This is the first in-depth study into the personal experiences of recipients of emergency food aid in the UK. While UK-wide policy is pushing up the use of food banks, interviews carried out in Scotland also highlight a role for the Scottish Government and local authorities in preventing income crisis. Read more.

Why do people use foodbanks?

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort: yet new research from CPAG, Oxfam, the Trussell Trust and the Church of England finds that failures in the safety net itself are forcing people to turn to food banks.

Updated factsheets on benefits for students

11 November 2014

CPAG’s offsite storage and archiving supported by Secure Data Management (SDM)

30 October 2014
Thank you to Secure Data Management (SDM) who are now supporting Child Poverty Action Group in offsite storage and archiving.