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Anti-poverty campaigners welcome Scottish Government investment in vital welfare lifeline

29 October 2012

More welfare reforms to be announced today

25 October 2012
Hear Alison Garnham on Radio 4’s Today programme dispel the myths that are being peddled by the government to justify a further £10 billion cut to the benefits system.

SNP annual conference briefing on welfare reform, child poverty and the Scottish Budget

23 October 2012

Poverty in Scotland updated summary briefing October 2012

23 October 2012

CPAG in Scotland comments on Social Fund Draft Guidance

12 October 2012

Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference

10 October 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron today issued a call to build an 'aspiration nation'  in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference.

CPAG responds to proposals to limit number of children for whom benefits can be received

08 October 2012
Child Poverty Action Group's Chief Executive, Alison Garnham, has spoken out against proposals from George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith that unemployed families should have their benefits capped if they have more children.

September news round-up

01 October 2012

Response to Scottish Government on passported benefits

01 October 2012
In many cases, including that of free school lunch entitlement, we believe the optimum approach is to remove means testing altogether as the most effective way to meet the principles of simplification and making work pay. Whilst political realities may make it difficult to deliver universal provision immediately we argue government should work toward a universal approach, paid for through redistributive taxation, so that as resources can be prioritised further progress can be made. Read our response here.

Nick Clegg announces 'catch up' premium in his party conference speech

26 September 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the creation of a 'catch up' premium to help struggling children in the transition from primary to secondary school.