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Local figures for children and families losing Working Tax Credit in April

20 March 2012
In April 2012, around half a million children will suddenly be at risk of being plunged into poverty as the Working Tax Credit hours rule changes for couples. Research by Usdaw, the union representing shopworkers, suggests most people affected simply cannot get extra hours from their employer.

Government and energy companies must act on Hills fuel poverty report

15 March 2012
In response to the publication today of the Hills report on fuel poverty, the Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, Imran Hussain, said: “Given the massive costs of fuel poverty in money and lives, this review must be a spur for urgent action. The government and the energy companies need to stop passing the buck between each other...

Open letter calls on Prime Minster to reconsider child benefit cuts

14 March 2012
A group of organisations representing women, mothers and working families has written an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to reconsider the three year freeze of child benefit and the clawback of the benefit for families with a higher rate taxpayer. The organisations are also backing CPAG's Save Child Benefit campaign.

Emergency Budget: CPAG's letter to the Chancellor

03 February 2012
CPAG has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne, in the run-up to the Emergency Budget on 22 June 2010.

On the receiving end: perspectives on being out of work and claiming benefits

03 February 2012
This report by Sharon Wright and Tina Haux presents the findings of a study of advice and employment services for benefit recipients, from the perspectives of service users and advisers.

The Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions) (Existing Awards) Regulations (2010): SSAC consultation response

03 February 2012
CPAG responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee consultation on new regulations allowing for the movement of existing claimants of incapacity benefit, income support on grounds of disability, and severe disablement allowance onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

'Supporting people into work: the next stage of Housing Benefit reform': CPAG's response to the DWP consultation

03 February 2012
This response highlights CPAG's concerns over proposed housing benefit reforms, and reflects our view that any such reforms need to safeguard the needs of claimants and their children.

Progression to work pathfinders: a submission by CPAG

03 February 2012
This is a submission by CPAG on the Income Support and Employment and Support Allowance (Work-Focused Interviews, Work-Related Activity, etc.) (Lone Parents and Partners) Regulations 2010.

Response to disability living allowance reform consultation

03 February 2012
CPAG's response outlines our serious concerns regarding Government proposals to replace disability living allowance (DLA) with a new personal independence payment.

Local support to replace community care grants and crisis loans for living expenses: a briefing by CPAG

03 February 2012
The social fund helps people on low incomes cope with emergency expenses.