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Still time to book...

19 June 2018
It's now just three days until our annual welfare rights conference commences at Strathclyde University's Technology and Innovation Centre; there are a few delegate places left and just enough time still to book here.

Nora Uhrig of Equality and Human Rights Commission joins our panel at conference

06 June 2018
Nora Uhrig, Senior Associate - Scotland Programmes at the Equality and Human Rights Commission will join the panel at our conference in just a few weeks time. This afternoon plenary session; 'Social security: a human right being realised or under threat' will be chaired by BBC Scotland Special Correspondent Ken MacDonald.

120,000 families to benefit from new £100 national minimum school clothing grant

30 May 2018
CPAG in Scotland is delighted to welcome the new £100 national minimum school clothing grant in Scotland following a longstanding campaign with One Parent Families Scotland, the Poverty Truth Commission and others for a minimum level of grant.

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.