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Big jump in capped households

03 August 2017
Today's DWP figures show a huge rise in the number of families hit by the benefit cap - 7 in 10 are single parents with young children and most are not required to work.

Big rise in families sucked into the benefit cap

03 August 2017
Government figures out today show a huge jump in the number of households hit by the benefit cap since it was lowered in November 2016, with many areas of the country seeing more than a threefold rise.  

Does the cap still fit?

Issue 259 (August 2017)
Carla Clarke reviews the latest on legal challenges to the benefit cap.

Government loses benefit cap test case: CPAG response

22 June 2017
 “In exposing the absurdity and cruelty of the benefit cap, we hope this case is the beginning of the end for this nasty policy. It is a policy that punishes the vulnerable for being vulnerable and even fails on its own terms."

Election 2017 manifesto

04 May 2017
We entered this general election campaign with child poverty at 4 million, projected to rise to 5.1 million by the end of the next parliament (assuming it’s a five-year term). The next government must get to grips with the underlying causes of poverty to make sure all children have a great start in life – and the opportunity to thrive. We have set out the practical steps politicians can take after 8 June to tackle child poverty.

Election 2017 manifesto

04 May 2017
Today, children are already twice as likely to be poor as pensioners. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, child poverty is set to soar to 5.1 million children by 2022 – a 42 per cent rise over ten years.

Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the Benefit Cap - CPAG's response

11 April 2017
CPAG has responded to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the Benefit Cap, drawing in large part on evidence from our Early Warning System on the impact of the cap on families with children. 

Eight things you should know about the benefit cap

03 April 2017
‘Fairness’ was the word Lord Freud used to justify the lowering of the benefit cap. But there is no fairness to be found in a policy that ignores assessed need, mostly affects people who can’t work to increase their income, and hits households with children in 93 per cent of cases.

Social security changes - April 2017

22 March 2017
In April 2017, many social security changes come into force that affect children and young people. We outline their impact.

Early warnings about the lower benefit cap

25 January 2017