Poverty 160 (summer 2018)
New poverty figures show that child poverty has risen for the third year in a row, to 4.1 million (after housing costs). And analysis by the University of York shows that families in poverty are now more than £60 a week below the poverty line on average, compared with just over £50 10 years ago.
Child amounts in pension credit, two child limit appeals, latest statistics.
Council tax for young care leavers, claiming benefit in the summer vacation, student funding and more.
Universal credit for EEA jobseekers, genuine prospect of work test and more
28 June 2018
DWP statistics published today show 71,000 families have lost entitlement to child allowances in tax credits or universal credit in the first year of the ‘two-child policy’.
Includes a Q&A on the two child limit and kinship carers.
15 June 2018
Commenting on today's National Audit Office report on Universal Credit, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: "It was sobering enough to learn from the DWP's own survey last week that four in ten people claiming universal credit have financial problems many months into their claim..."
The Early Warning System (EWS) gathers information and case studies about the impact of welfare reform on children and families across Scotland.
08 June 2018
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has called for key cuts to Universal Credit to be reversed following new DWP evidence showing a large number of claimants are struggling to make ends meet many months into their claims.
Produced in conjunction with the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum, this factsheet explains the special benefit rules affecting some young care leavers and young people in 'continuing care'.