29 May 2015
We know that up to two-thirds of the people turning to the foodbank for help are having problems with the benefits system. That’s why since August 2013, a CPAG adviser funded by the Pears Foundation has been working in a foodbank centre in Tower Hamlets, helping people resolve the benefit problems which have brought them there, and gathering evidence about how and why people use foodbanks.
22 December 2014
Reports from various organisations on the impact of benefit sanctions.
19 December 2014
CPAG has responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) consultation on the government's proposal to close a 'loophole' in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) repeat claims.
19 November 2014
Gaps in the social security safety net are a key reason why people are turning to food banks, according to the first in-depth study into the personal experiences of recipients of emergency food aid in the UK.
18 June 2014
Last year the government announced that the period which new claimants have to wait to make a claim for job-seekers allowance and employment support allowance would be extended to seven days.