CPAG's Autumn Statement Representation

13 October 2023
Our recommendations to the UK government in advance of the Autumn Statement.

Tax credits and early years ebulletin

August 2023
The latest plans on moving tax credits claimants onto universal credit, childcare costs, Best Start and more

CPAG in Scotland responds to Programme for Government

05 September 2023
First Minister is right to prioritise childcare, but more direct cash support still needed to meet child poverty targets say campaigners •    “disappointment” at lack of further detail on First Minister’s commitment to increase Scottish child payment to £30

Priorities for the 2023-24 Programme for Government

08 August 2023
Tackling child poverty in Scotland is a priority for the Scottish government, and the government's policies are working to reduce child poverty. However more needs to be done to ensure Scotland meets it's legally binding child poverty targets. We have set out what the Scottish government's spending priorities should be to ensure child poverty targets are met. 

Payments for children in Scotland

25 April 2023
This introductory course provides an overview of benefit support for families in Scotland from pregnancy to school age. Book your place for the online course on Wed 17 May

Post-Budget briefing

16 March 2023
This briefing outlines CPAG’s response to the Spring Budget announcements.


15 March 2023
•    England childcare expansion creates opportunities for Scottish government to go “further and faster” with its fairer more generous offer, say campaigners •    UK Government must remove the two-child limit and benefit cap and increase child benefit “as a matter of utmost urgency”  

Spring Budget - step forward on childcare but eligibility criteria a problem

15 March 2023
Our response to the Budget: Some of the Chancellor’s plans are welcome but some are worrying. Many of the childcare changes announced are a big step forward but the stringent job-search requirements for parents on universal credit (UC) are concerning and overall the package is far short of what struggling families needed from the Chancellor as they face another year of high inflation.

Pre-Budget briefing for parliamentarians

10 March 2023
This is an important moment for the government to demonstrate how it will support families on a low income. Investing in social security protects those who need it most. This investment is highly cost-effective – reducing child poverty immediately and leading to improved education, employment and health outcomes, including life expectancy.