CPAG November E-Bulletin & Updates

November e-Bulletin: claimant commitments The Early Warning System collects evidence from advisers about how changes to the benefits system are affecting their clients. We use this data for campaigns, in discussions with Government, and to produce advice resources.  This month, we have heard a … Continue reading CPAG November E-Bulletin & Updates

Rogue Employers Named and Shamed

Almost 140 companies, including some of the UK’s biggest household names, are being named and shamed today for failing to pay their workers the minimum wage. Investigated between 2016 and 2018, the 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million … Continue reading Rogue Employers Named and Shamed

Welcomed News on Free School Meals over Winter

Yesterday the government announced an extra £170m for local authorities to support families in England with essentials this winter. We’re calling for this to be given as cash to families. I am sure you will agree with us that families should have the dignity of making their own choices about how to meet their children’s needs. We want parents to be able to buy food for their families, and also be able to heat their homes and buy clothing, toys and other things their children need. The government also said they would extend school holiday programmes to more children in England – … Continue reading Welcomed News on Free School Meals over Winter

STATE IMPERFECT 2019

Recent figures have shown that Homelessness has risen by a third between 2016-2019; and has doubled in London. Around 4,751 people were estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night in England in 2017 = this Is of increase of 169% since 2010. 30% of children are classed as living in poverty in the UK in 2018. According to DWP figures, 20 million people were claiming benefits in the last quarter of 2018. 66% of those are over state pension age and 34% of working age. 4.2 Million people claimed Housing Benefit in the last quarter of 2018. Around … Continue reading STATE IMPERFECT 2019