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Emergency Budget: CPAG's letter to the Chancellor

03 February 2012
CPAG has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne, in the run-up to the Emergency Budget on 22 June 2010.

White Paper on Universal Credit: submission to Work and Pensions Committee

03 February 2012
The White Paper Universal Credit: welfare that works set out the Coalition Government’s plans to reform the welfare system by creating a new universal credit.

On the receiving end: perspectives on being out of work and claiming benefits

03 February 2012
This report by Sharon Wright and Tina Haux presents the findings of a study of advice and employment services for benefit recipients, from the perspectives of service users and advisers.

Response to disability living allowance reform consultation

03 February 2012
CPAG's response outlines our serious concerns regarding Government proposals to replace disability living allowance (DLA) with a new personal independence payment.

Welfare Reform Bill: second reading briefing from CPAG

03 February 2012
This briefing written for MPs summarises CPAG's position on the Welfare Reform Bill 2011 as at March 2011, our fourteen key concerns and our ten principles for welfare reform.

Local support to replace community care grants and crisis loans for living expenses: a briefing by CPAG

03 February 2012
The social fund helps people on low incomes cope with emergency expenses.

Joint Briefing: Report and Third Reading of the Welfare Reform Bill

03 February 2012
CPAG is part of an consortium of leading organisations with expertise in the UK welfare system, who work to support clients and reduce poverty. We have come together to influence the Bill as it passes through Parliament.

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Second Reading CPAG briefing paper

03 February 2012
The Ministry of Justice plans to "save" £22 million by removing welfare benefits matters from the scope of legal aid funding.

Legal Aid – benefits advice reduces poverty amongst disabled children

01 February 2012
This short briefing explains how removing legal aid for welfare benefits advice will increase already high levels of poverty amongst disabled children and adults.

Court rules to allow discriminatory impacts of Housing Benefit cuts

13 October 2011
The High Court of Justice has today passed down judgment in favour of the Government in a Judicial Review brought by Child Poverty Action Group. The review concerned two specific cuts to housing benefit that came into force this April: restriction of maximum household size to four bedrooms and caps on the amount of Housing Benefit a household can receive.