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The £20 cut - what now for families?

06 October 2021
The £20 cut to universal credit represents the biggest single cut to social security since World War II and is happening at the same time as food and heating costs are rising. This blog provides practical tips on how to support families struggling to stretch their shrinking budgets. You do not have to be a benefits expert to do this.

New report: After the universal credit cut - what now?

06 October 2021
In a short new report, 'After the universal credit cut – what now?', published as part of Challenge Poverty Week, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland says too many families don’t claim council tax reduction or other benefits that they have a right to, including additional support for disabilities or long term illness. With a £1040 a year cut to their universal credit now a harsh reality they say it is vital these families are supported to get the benefits they are still entitled to.

New report: After the universal credit cut - what now

06 October 2021
As part of Challenge Poverty Week we have published a short new report about the cut to universal credit in Scotland and a blog on how to support on how to support families affected by the cut.

NEW! Two more Scotland Webinars announced

14 September 2021
IT's here - The new child disability payment from Social Security Scotland / Mix 'n ' Match - UC when you're pension age

Time for Lunch: why children in poverty are currently denied free school meals

03 September 2021
For children living in poverty, school should be a place where they can access learning and essential opportunities in the same way as their peers. Free school meals should be available so children can eat during their school day without any worry and parents have one less thing to think about. That way, children can focus on learning, playing and fully participating in their education. Unfortunately, for more than a third of children in poverty in the UK, access to a free daily meal at school is denied.

Response to Scottish Affairs Committee's report on welfare policy in Scotland

25 June 2021
CPAG in Scotland’s Kirsty McKechnie responds to the Scottish Affairs Committee’s report on welfare policy in Scotland

CPAG response to Scottish Affairs Committee's welfare report

23 June 2021
​​​​​​​Child poverty campaigners welcome Westminster welfare report. Action to maintain universal credit uplift and ensure roll out of new Scottish child payment critical to progress on child poverty, say Child Poverty Action Group

'A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT' - SCOTLAND WEBINAR ANNOUNCED

16 June 2021
Limited capability for work and its effects on universal credit entitlement - Scotland Webinar to take place on 5 October 2021 online

Introduction to welfare rights

23 March 2021
It's back! Our hugely popular Introduction to welfare rights course returns in September..