16 January 2014
The Chancellor George Osborne is reported to be backing calls for the national minimum wage to rise to £7 per hour this October. He told the BBC: "I believe Britain can afford an above-inflation increase in the minimum wage so we restore its real value for people and we make sure we have a recovery for all and that work always pays."
10 January 2014
We've contributed evidence to an independent review of the JSA sanction system. Read our submission.
07 January 2014
John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland, said: “A universal approach to healthy free school lunches provides a huge boost to children and parents at a time when they are under increasing pressure from tax credit and benefit cuts, soaring food and energy prices and stagnating wages." Read more
07 January 2014
CPAG in Scotland is delighted that the First Minister has announced the extension of universal free school meals to all children in primary 1, 2 and 3. Read more
17 December 2013
Read our response to the Expert Working Group on Welfare's call for evidence here.
09 December 2013
Scottish Ministers urged to prioritise free school meals as Autumn Statement fails Scotland's children. Read our response here.
05 December 2013
We have criticised the Chancellor's Autumn Statement for rationing support for children, working families and disabled people through a national cap on social security.
04 December 2013
Read CPAG in Scotland's comment and media briefing on the Autumn Statement, free school meals and Barnett consequentials here.