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Twenty years of CPAG in Scotland

09 October 2019
John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, reflects on 20 years of change, challenges and progress.

Social Security Scotland is One!

25 September 2019
It is one year since Social Security Scotland became operational and CPAG in Scotland's Early Warning System has been monitoring its progress as it started to deliver new benefits.

Universal credit and childcare costs - what you need to know

20 August 2019
As the school year starts again, parents will be sending their wee ones off to school or nursery and will perhaps be thinking about moving into work themselves. For lots of people this will also involve turning to universal credit for help to pay with childcare costs. A new report from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System suggests for some parents and childcare providers claiming universal credit childcare costs may be not be entirely straightforward.

New £10 Scottish Child Payment a game-changer – and a pointer to what’s needed across the UK

04 July 2019
The new £10 a week Scottish Child Payment for each child in low income families, announced by the Scottish Government last week, is a game-changer in the fight to end child poverty in Scotland - and a pointer to what is possible, and so badly needed, at UK level. It’s also an inspiring reminder of what can be achieved when child poverty campaigners bring together partners across civic society at the same time where there is a political will, and a government with a statutory obligation, to end child poverty.

Cost of the School Day - a head teacher's view

02 April 2019
David McNulty, Headteacher of Avenue End Primary School, outlines his school’s experiences with the Cost of the School Day project and the lessons learned. (This blog post first appeared on Glasgow Centre for Population Health's website)

Disabled students and Universal credit

26 March 2019
The rules for disabled students claiming universal credit (UC) have emerged as being hugely problematic.

Guest blog from Jeane Freeman, Scotland's Social Security Minister on the Best Start Grant

13 April 2018
Almost at the end of the Easter holidays and I know many families are busy with activities and outings.

Tracking the impacts of welfare reform in Scotland

18 July 2017
The Scottish Government has published its fourth and final annual report on the impacts of welfare reform in Scotland, looking back to reforms introduced since 2010 and looking ahead to 2020.