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Child Poverty Action Group welcomes Supreme Court judgment in Samuels v Birmingham City Council

12 June 2019
Ms Samuels applied to Birmingham City Council for housing assistance in June 2012 and July 2013, having fallen into rent arrears because of a substantial shortfall (just over £150 per month) between the rent on her private tenancy and her housing benefit of £550 a month.

Hearing from people with lived experience of poverty

23 May 2019
Yesterday the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights shared his final report on poverty in the UK with the UK Government. While it paints a very bleak picture of poverty in the UK – something it says is ‘obvious to anyone who opens their eyes’ – the silver lining is that ‘many of the problems could readily be solved if the Government were to listen to people experiencing poverty, the voluntary sector and local authorities.’

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation 2018/19 31st Edition

£112.00
Our annual volume of up-to-date legislation with expert commentary remains the definitive guide to housing benefit legislation, and also legislation governing the council tax reduction schemes in England, Wales and Scotland.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation, with supplement 2018/19 31st Edition

£128.00
Our annual volume of up-to-date legislation with expert commentary remains the definitive guide to housing benefit legislation, and also legislation governing the council tax reduction schemes in England, Wales and Scotland.

Improving Children's Life Chances

£15.00
This book brings together leading voices from academia and practice to discuss whether the government's new life chances agenda is meaningful.

Early Warning System Briefing: Social security support for housing

22 March 2019
Evidence submitted for the Social Security Committee's inquiry on social security support for housing.

Too simple: the failure of universal credit assessment periods

08 August 2018
In the ‘simple’ world of universal credit, monthly assessment periods are the supposedly ‘neat’ way of judging what financial support families should get based on their earnings and circumstances.

Rough justice: problems with monthly assessment of pay and circumstances in universal credit, and what can be done about them

06 August 2018
This report identifies a range of problems arising from the rigid system of monthly assessment of both income and circumstances in universal credit, based on cases from CPAG’s Early Warning System, and proposes practical solutions.

Universal credit assessment system is leaving claimants out of pocket

06 August 2018
Working people claiming universal credit are having their benefits capped when they shouldn’t be, and losing the effects of ‘work allowances’ worth up to £258 per month simply because of the dates on which their paydays and universal credit 'assessment periods' happen to fall, new evidence from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows.