28 March 2019
Today’s publication of annual poverty statistics (Households Below Average Income) found: number of poor children in working families up from 67% to 70%; 53% of poor children are aged under 5 (up from 51%) - that’s more than 2 million children.
28 March 2019
The benefits freeze has left families out in the cold – but just £20 per month for families would help restore children’s benefits and keep 100,000 out of poverty.
This title in our popular ‘essentials’ series will help you maximise your family’s income.
20 March 2019
This blog shows what has happened to the value of three important social security benefits since 2009 up to last year 2018.
Issue 268 (February 2019)
Henri Krishna takes a look at the relationship, both real and imagined, between the child element in universal credit and child benefit
Two child limit U-turn, and who can still make new claims for tax credits.
11 January 2019
Universal credit needs fixing. That’s certainly not the first time we’ve said that, but today the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd MP seemed to agree. At a Jobcentre in south London we got our first glimpse of what changes she has planned to make the benefit work better for everyone. Meanwhile, a couple of miles away the High Court announced that we had won our universal credit assessment period case. What do these two things mean for people claiming universal credit?
19 December 2018
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is continuing its legal challenge to the two-child limit for universal credit and tax credit payments in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December.
Best Start grant introduced, two child limit change, caselaw and more.
21 November 2018
The Work and Pensions Select Committee re-opened its inquiry into the lower benefit cap this year. CPAG submitted evidence on the impacts of the lower cap, drawing on analysis of government statistics and cases from our Early Warning System. Following this written submission we were invited to give oral evidence to the committee to highlight our serious concerns about this policy and the hardship it is causing families.