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Devolution

New £10 Scottish Child Payment a game-changer – and a pointer to what’s needed across the UK

04 July 2019
The new £10 a week Scottish Child Payment for each child in low income families, announced by the Scottish Government last week, is a game-changer in the fight to end child poverty in Scotland - and a pointer to what is possible, and so badly needed, at UK level. It’s also an inspiring reminder of what can be achieved when child poverty campaigners bring together partners across civic society at the same time where there is a political will, and a government with a statutory obligation, to end child poverty.

Policy Seminar for Local Leads

04 July 2018
On the 25th June 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland hosted a policy seminar for local child poverty leads bringing together representatives from nineteen local authorities and six health boards as well as the Scottish Government, COSLA, SPIRU (Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit), NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service.

The Social Security (Scotland) Bill

Issue 259 (August 2017)
Kirsty McKechnie and Jenny Duncan describe an important step towards primary legislation regarding benefits in Scotland.

Child Poverty campaigners welcome commitment to a national social security agency to deliver Scottish benefits

27 April 2017

Comment on DHP Guidance

31 March 2017

New social security powers in Scotland

Issue 251 (April 2016)
Judith Paterson looks at proposals to use new social security powers in Scotland.

Early Warning System seminar briefing: Devolved powers

25 November 2015

Early Warning System seminar briefing: Devolved powers

25 November 2015

CPAG in Scotland briefing in advance of the second reading of the Scotland Bill 2015

30 June 2015

CPAG in Scotland Briefing on proposed amendments to the Scotland Bill 2015 Committee Stage

26 June 2015