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Douglas Hamilton, of the Poverty and Inequality Commission Confirmed for our Welfare Rights Conference

30 April 2018
Keynote Speaker Douglas Hamilton, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission in Scotland will join Angela Constance MSP and CPAG Scotland Director John Dickie for the morning plenary session, Setting the Scene at our conference on 22 June in Glasgow.

Angela Constance MSP confirmed for our Welfare Rights Conference 2018

25 April 2018
Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities at Scottish Government, Angela Constance MSP, is confirmed as a keynote speaker during our morning session at our annual welfare rights conference in Glasgow on 22 June.

More speakers announced for our welfare rights conference 2018

23 April 2018
Latest speakers confirmed for our annual conference on 22 June

"Claim ‘school isn’t free’ as pupils miss out on subjects due to costs" - The Scotsman, 19 April 2018

19 April 2018
John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee's inquiry into poverty and attainment, highlighted Cost of the School Day evidence of the impact of having to pay for curriculum costs in subjects such as home economics, art and design, technical studies, English and drama and music.

"Claim ‘school isn’t free’ as pupils miss out on subjects due to costs" - The Scotsman, 19 April 2018

19 April 2018
John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee's inquiry into poverty and attainment, highlighted Cost of the School Day evidence of the impact of having to pay for curriculum costs in subjects such as home economics, art and design, technical studies, English and drama and music.

April enews bulletin available

19 April 2018
Read April's round-up of our news including the latest child poverty statistics, the first scottish child poverty delivery plan, Social Security (Scotland) Bill update and the education and skills committee on poverty and attainment.

Delivery plan "a very welcome step on the road to a Scotland free of child poverty"

29 March 2018
Child poverty campaigners today (29th March 2018) welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government's first statutory child poverty delivery plan under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act, and called for swift action to implement the proposed income supplement.

Scotland Welfare Rights Conference 2018

26 March 2018
Booking is now open for our annual welfare rights conference - for advisers, support workers and all those working to maximise family incomes.

CPAG in Scotland Cost of the School Day submission to the Scottish Parliament's inquiry into poverty and attainment

22 March 2018
The Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee is holding an inquiry on the impact of experiencing poverty on young people at school, including their attainment and their achievement. In our response to the Committee’s call for written evidence on poverty and attainment we highlighted the importance of tackling the key drivers of poverty, as well as setting out the impact that action to reduce or remove cost barriers across the school day can make to children and their families.

CPAG's response to annual poverty statistics

22 March 2018
Read our statement on the publication of the government's annual poverty statistics.