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Social security – where have we been and where are we going?

10 October 2019
As our Secure Futures for Children and Families gets underway, our CEO Alison Garnham looks back and the history of the social security system, what has gone wrong and what the future could look like. 

The ‘Other Britain’

12 July 2019
A little over a century ago, the cry among social reformers concerned about the plight of the poor was for a safety net to be stitched together by the state, to catch any of our fellow citizens who were falling into the clutches of destitution. Had those same reformers witnessed what we have picked up during the past six months – from visits to food banks in Poplar, Waterloo, Leicester, Morecambe, Chester, and Glasgow – they would be appalled by the extent of hunger, homelessness, and insecurity afflicting so many families and vulnerable individuals in our country.

Response to Scottish Government consultation on Disability Assistance

08 July 2019
CPAG in Scotland's consultation response to Scottish Government proposals on Disability Assistance.

Policy paper: Changes of circumstance and Disability Assistance

08 May 2019
In response to Scottish Government's consultation on Disability Assistance, we've produced a briefing on changes of circumstance in the new system.

Policy paper: Regulations, caselaw and guidance for Disability Assistance

07 May 2019
As part of CPAG’s response to the consultation on disability assistance CPAG in Scotland has produced a paper looking at how existing rights can be built into the Scottish system.

CPAG judicial review project – early successes

26 April 2019
As our Early Warning System has found increasingly in recent months, people are facing problems with how decisions are being made about their benefits. It’s vital that people have the right of appeal, and that decision-making is clear and fair, and we know this is not always the case.

The SDP gateway

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Owen Stevens looks at the so-called ‘SDP gateway’ and preventing new claims for universal credit by certain severely disabled claimants.

Benefits for disabled students

If you are a full-time student with a long-term illness or disability you may be able to stay on benefits while you are studying.

Work Capability Case Law Pack 3rd Print and USB combined

£82.50
This publication provides a practical guide to both new and seasoned practitioners on the law and case law on the operation of the ‘work capability assessment’ for both ESA and Universal Credit.