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Editorial: Poverty 160

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.

June 2018 - Students and Benefits E-bulletin

Council tax for young care leavers, claiming benefit in the summer vacation, student funding and more.

71,000 families hit by the two-child limit policy in its first year

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’.  

Response to NAO report on Universal Credit

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..."

What is the Early Warning System (Scotland)?

The Early Warning System (EWS) gathers information and case studies about the impact of welfare reform on children and families across Scotland.

DWP’s own survey catalogues universal credit failings

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.

Care leavers and benefits: giving good advice

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'.