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"It’s like a game of chess" – interview with our Legal Officer Mike Spencer

05 September 2016
Our Legal Officer Mike Spencer has headed off to a secondment at the Supreme Court, so we caught up with him before he went on the highs and lows of fighting CPAG’s legal battles on behalf of children in poverty.

Divided Britain

01 July 2016
In searching for explanations for the cataclysmic events of 23 June, commentators have alighted on the obvious voting divides by age, region and level of disadvantage across the UK. The amazing thing is that this should come as any surprise.

Advising foodbank clients - one year on

16 May 2016
We started providing welfare rights advice to clients of the Tower Hamlets Foodbank as part of First Love Foundation’s Advice & Support project almost three years ago, thanks to help from the Pears Foundation. It’s now been a year since the project was scaled up with support from the Big Lottery Fund and I joined the team. 

Tribunal ruling on DLA entitlement for disabled refugee children

19 April 2016
CPAG welcomes the Upper Tribunal decision on disabled refugee children who up to now, have not been entitled to disability living allowance (DLA) until they have spent over two years in the UK.

PIP at the Upper Tribunal

Issue 249 (Dec 2015)
Jon Shaw looks at some of the more important personal independence payment (PIP) caselaw from the Upper Tribunal.

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

30 June 2015

Scotland Bill Committee Stage briefing

30 June 2015

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

05 June 2015

Evidence, education and extra needs: DLA and children

Issue 245 (April 2015)
Despite the introduction of personal independence payment, the Upper Tribunal continues to consider important issues in relation to disability living allowance (DLA). Jon Shaw looks at some recent cases with implications for children’s entitlement.