This factsheet provides an overview of universal credit and summarises the main rules affecting claimants.
05 June 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling for re-investment in social security support for the UK’s children in a new report detailing the costs of restoring a catalogue of cuts to social security - including sub-inflationary uprating since 2013/14 - and providing a blueprint for making universal credit fit for families.
15 April 2019
Last year CPAG submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the benefit cap, drawing on evidence from our early warning system.
18 December 2018
Dr David Webster is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow.
11 December 2018
Welfare reform and its effects have rarely been out of the news in the past few years – and rightly so. But the focus of coverage is often on political arguments taking place at Westminster. It’s vital we hear from those directly affected by the changes to social security, and from those who work with and support them.
08 June 2018
CPAG has submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions select committee on benefit sanctions, their impact, and how the regime could be improved.
20 December 2017
In November 2014, the Emergency Use Only report broke new ground as the first systematic research into food bank use across the United Kingdom. Over two years on, this report takes the recommendations from Emergency Use Only and, for each, assesses the progress made.
04 May 2017
We entered this general election campaign with child poverty at 4 million, projected to rise to 5.1 million by the end of the next parliament (assuming it’s a five-year term). The next government must get to grips with the underlying causes of poverty to make sure all children have a great start in life – and the opportunity to thrive. We have set out the practical steps politicians can take after 8 June to tackle child poverty.
22 March 2017
In April 2017, many social security changes come into force that affect children and young people. We outline their impact.