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Council's tax policy ruled unlawful for penalising the poor

30 July 2014
CPAG has won a legal test case for three vulnerable women who were charged a higher rate of council tax because they only recently moved into the area.

Welfare reform in-house training

28 July 2014

Rights (and wrongs) of sanctions

24 July 2014
At Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), we’ve had longstanding concerns about the use of sanctions, which are basically cuts to benefit payments of up to 100% for up to 3 years, and the obvious knock-on impacts on child poverty. 

CPAG’s response to the publication of the independent review of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) sanctions

22 July 2014
Responding to the publication of the independent review of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) sanctions published today, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “We welcome this critical report from the independent reviewer which illustrates how shambolic the current sanctions regime has become...

CPAG's response to DWP evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (RSRS)

17 July 2014
CPAG’s response to the DWP evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (RSRS) published today.

July enews

15 July 2014

Scottish Welfare Fund - new resources

15 July 2014

Standing up for CPAG comedy event

14 July 2014
Journalist Dawn Foster, along with some of London's top brains, will bravely take to the stage this week to raise funds for Child Poverty Action Group.

Campaigners shocked as 30,000 more children pushed into poverty in Scotland

01 July 2014

Child poverty statistics published today

01 July 2014
The official child poverty figures for 2012/13 were published today by the DWP.