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Autumn statement must not short-change strivers or make poor pay for missed growth

04 December 2012
Commenting ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty action Group, said: “We're looking for targeted help for families with children struggling to make ends meet as living costs rise. Ministers talk about helping the 'strivers', but the truth is that the 'strivers' keep being short-changed...

Claimants lose on penalties

Issue 231 (December 2012)
Alison Gilles explains the rules concerning the new civil penalties than can be applied to some benefit overpayments.

Welfare reform – early impacts

Issue 231 (December 2012)
Kate Bell looks gives an overview of what early research has uncovered about the future impact of welfare reform.

Unemployed workers let down by failing work programme

27 November 2012
Commenting on the publication of the first official statistics on the performance of the Work Programme, Imran Hussain, Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, said: “Most people leave JSA and get back into work very quickly. The work programme is meant to help those who face greater challenges getting into work, and on this it is clearly failing...

MPs issue warning on Universal Credit

22 November 2012
The Work and Pensions select committee has today published the report of its inquiry into Universal Credit.

CPAG response to Work & Pension Committee's Universal Credit report

22 November 2012
 Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, has responded to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report on implementation of Universal Credit. On the implementation programme for Universal Credit, she said: “Ministers risk a ‘told you so’ moment in the future if they ignore this constructive warning...

New report on the impact of welfare reform in London

01 November 2012
This new report examines the impact of welfare reform in London, where 63,000 households with children could be left unable to pay their rent.

Between a rock and a hard place: early impacts of welfare reform on London

01 November 2012
This report from our London project examines the early impact of welfare reforms across London.

More welfare reforms to be announced today

25 October 2012
Hear Alison Garnham on Radio 4’s Today programme dispel the myths that are being peddled by the government to justify a further £10 billion cut to the benefits system.

The indignity of the Welfare Reform Act

Issue 143 (Autumn 2012)
At the 101st session of its conference in June this year, the International Labour Organization agreed Recommendation 202 on national social protection floors. Esoteric though it sounds, this sets standard that has the potential to require the radical upgrading of the British social security system.