Press release | CPAG

Press release

DRASTIC INCOME SHORTFALLS FACED BY WORKING LONE PARENTS IN SCOTLAND AND ACROSS UK

04 September 2019
NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GROWING INCOME GAPS

Working lone parents face drastic and growing income shortfalls

04 September 2019
Working lone parents on reasonable pay cannot reach a minimum acceptable living standard – as defined by the public - even if they work full time, new research for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows.

Campaigners welcome introduction of new benefit being brought forward

03 September 2019

More of Scotland's families fall into two-child limit net

31 July 2019

More families fall into two-child limit net

31 July 2019
CPAG responds to today’s HMRC statistics showing the number of families affected by the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit after two years of the policy.

Universal credit claimants blocked from challenging DWP decisions

19 July 2019
Universal credit (UC) claimants who suspect the DWP has made a mistake in their award and ask for a review are too often blocked by DWP error and failures in the system, a new report from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows.

Two-child limit taking a heavy toll on family life, new survey finds

26 June 2019

New Scottish Child Payment "an absolute game changer in fight to end child poverty" say campaigners

26 June 2019

Survey finds two-child limit is taking heavy toll on family life

26 June 2019
The first detailed research on the impact of the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit, All Kids Count: the impact of the two-child limit after two years, reveals the scale of suffering in families affected by the policy with parents reporting that they are being forced to cut back on fresh food for children, unable to cover essential utility bills, accruing debt and being forced to withdraw older children from activities like swimming lessons and school trips.

Kids can't wait for the income supplement, civil society tells First Minister

24 June 2019