22 July 2014
Responding to the publication of the independent review of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) sanctions published today, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:
“We welcome this critical report from the independent reviewer which illustrates how shambolic the current sanctions regime has become...
20 February 2014
Following today’s warning by 26 Bishops about a national crisis of hunger, Defra has published a new research report that suggests that there is significant need for food aid in Britain today. Imran Hussain, Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, said: “The Government’s own commissioned research today finds that the huge growth in foodbank use is a result of real hardship and hunger...
03 February 2014
Since the election of the Coalition government in 2010, there has been an escalation of benefit sanctions, which have come to play a major role in extreme poverty.
10 January 2014
We've contributed evidence to an independent review of the JSA sanction system. Read our submission.
10 January 2014
CPAG has submitted evidence to Matthew Oakley’s review of the operation of the sanctions system for jobseeker's allowance claimants on mandatory back-to-work schemes.
06 November 2013
The DWP has today published new data on the use of sanctions for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants. It is the first data that covers new sanctions regimes that commenced for JSA in October 2012, and for ESA in December 2012.
15 October 2013
Dole Animators, a ground-breaking project based in Leeds, is a group of jobseekers, single parents and disabled people who have made an animated film about their experience claiming support through social security during the period when the government’s welfare reforms are being implemented.