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Pushing back: A take on life in poverty in London

18 October 2019
A group of children, young people and parents with experience of living in a low income in London, have this week launched a new report, Pushing back: Our take on life in poverty in London. The group, known as the ‘A Different Take’, worked with CPAG and the University of Leeds between January and June 2019, to discuss their experiences of living on a low income and to develop their own agenda and solutions. In this blog post, 15-year-old Londoner Beatrice Franks reports on her experience.

Pushing Back: Our take on life in poverty in London

18 October 2019
This report has been developed by the A Different Take London panel. We are a group of children, young people and parents with experience of living on a low income, and people from Child Poverty Action Group and the University of Leeds. Between January-June 2019 we have been discussing our own experiences and priorities and talking to the people in our communities, to develop our own agenda around the most important issues affecting the lives of people in poverty and what we think should be done about them.

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. 

Response to Pauline McNeil MSP's consultation on a proposed members bill regarding fair rents

22 August 2019
CPAG in Scotland responded to this consultation to highlight the need to consider social security policy alongside housing policy

Response to Scottish Government's consultation on temporary accommodation standards

21 August 2019
CPAG in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on improving temporary accommodation standards to highlight the need to incorporate the impact of social security changes into guidance on the standards.

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, 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.

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.