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April 2013 - News from CPAG in Scotland

22 April 2013

Fringe meeting at the SNP Spring Conference

25 March 2013

Busting the myths about child poverty

22 March 2013
Read our Chief Executive Alison Garnham's piece busting the myth that 'We are all in it together' in a New Statesman supplement published today.

Budget leaves poorest families abandoned on the frontline of austerity

20 March 2013
The Chancellor described it as a budget for families looking to work hard and aspiring to get on, but CPAG believes most low income families have very few reasons to be cheerful and plenty to be fearful.

New government announcement on childcare

19 March 2013
The government has today announced a new scheme, to start in three years' time, to give tax relief to families for childcare costs. However, CPAG is concerned that it would do very little to help the families that need it most, or to reduce child poverty.

600,000 more children being pushed into absolute child poverty

19 March 2013
New research for CPAG by Landman Economics has suggested that the Coalition is set to increase absolute child poverty by 600,000 children between 2010 and 2015. This is as a result of putting children and families in the front line of their austerity agenda and cuts.

March news round-up

14 March 2013

DWP drops Supreme Court appeal over disabled children ‘bedroom tax’

12 March 2013
The DWP has dropped its appeal on the 'Gorry' case, for which CPAG provided legal representation, and has today told local authorities to allow an extra bedroom for children who are unable to share because of their severe disabilities.

Fact check: disabled children and the bedroom tax

08 March 2013
Mike Spencer, CPAG's Legal Officer, has written a blog for the Nearly Legal site on the bedroom tax.  

Ending child poverty must be at the heart of debate on Scotland’s future, say campaigners

06 March 2013