03 November 2017
Our new research, conducted with the Institute for Public Policy Research, models the impact of cuts to social security over the decade.
18 October 2017
Read our briefing for MPs in advance of the Opposition Day Debate: Pause and fix of roll-out of Universal Credit, after Prime Minister’s Questions, Wednesday 18th October 2017.
04 October 2017
In response to the Prime Minister’s party conference speech, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “Despite its billing, despite all the slogans on the stage, this was not really a speech about aspiration and building a country that works for everyone...
02 October 2017
In response to David Gauke's Conservative party speech, Child Poverty Action Group Chief Executive Alison Garnham said: "We've been calling for some time for information on advance payments to be proactively offered to families with children...
Martin Williams looks at the DWP practice of ‘closing’ claims to universal credit (UC).
Following the introduction of the ‘two-child limit’ in April 2017 (as described in Bulletin 257), Mark Willis takes a closer look at the exceptions now that government guidance is available.
Simon Osborne looks at the rules regarding claimants ‘migrating’ from employment and support allowance (ESA) to universal credit (UC).
David Simmons describes some of the issues when a claimant is paid twice during a universal credit (UC) monthly assessment period.
21 June 2017
Welcome shelving of plans to cut universal free school meals; no plans for tackling rising child poverty, despite promise to tackle ‘burning injustice’ of poverty; urgent need for a coherent social justice agenda.