Press release | Page 3 | CPAG

Press release

Households worse off on universal credit win Court of Appeal test case

12 May 2020
Two disabled households who were left worse off after they were forced to move to universal credit (UC) because their existing benefits were wrongly stopped by the DWP today won a breakthrough case in the Court of Appeal. The result means that depending on what remedy the DWP chooses, the two households – and potentially thousands like them subject to wrongful decisions by the DWP – will be able to return to their previous benefits or have their UC awards topped up to the level of their previous benefits.

Thousands of families tipped on to universal credit by Covid-19 getting no support for infants – call to suspend two-child limit

05 May 2020
Around sixty thousand families forced to claim universal credit since mid-March because of Covid-19 will discover that they will not get the support their family needs because of the controversial 'two-child policy' a new report estimates.

Civic Scotland unites in call on Chancellor for emergency child benefit rise

07 April 2020

Civic Scotland unites in call on Chancellor for emergency child benefit rise

07 April 2020

Sixty organisations press Chancellor for emergency COVID-19 child benefit rise

07 April 2020
More than sixty major family and children’s charities, advice organisations, academics, unions and faith leaders have written to the Chancellor calling for a £10 per child weekly uplift in child benefit to help families through the COVID-19 crisis.

Child poverty continues to rise as pandemic response falls short for families

26 March 2020
As the Government puts in place welcome emergency measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, child poverty continues its upward trend without an effective strategy to tackle it.

Campaigners call for action as official stats show nearly one in four of Scotland's children in poverty - even before corona pandemic

26 March 2020

Response to Chancellor's announcements on supporting jobs during COVID-19

20 March 2020
Our response to the Chancellor's announcement's today.

Anti-poverty campaigners in new call for councils to make cash payments to hard up families as schools close

19 March 2020

Children's charities, parents groups, teaching unions and churches unite in call for cash payment for families as schools close

19 March 2020