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Helping hand: Would an independent Scotland offer greater protection for the welfare state?

Scottish independence: The class issue

The worse off you are, the more likely you are to vote 'Yes' in the Scottish independence referendum. So why can't Alex Salmond get a poll lead in an age of austerity?

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  • CPAG: Surviving welfare reform

    Manchester: Thursday 5 September 2013: Due to demand, and to ensure accessibility to as many people as possible, we are now hosting our Welfare Rights Conference in both the North and South of the country. We hope that this will give more people the opportunity to attend, keeping travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.

  • CPAG: Introduction to welfare rights

    This week-long course is aimed at advisers, social workers, probation workers, health and housing workers and others new to welfare benefit advice work. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the structure of the benefit and tax credit system, ability to identify the issues that may affect entitlement and an appreciation of the importance of advice and advocacy. The emphasis is on tackling benefit questions through case studies, including how to calculate entitlements, and providing participants with the chance to practise using CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

  • CML: Could welfare reform restrict housing supply?

    As part of its drive to reform welfare, the government is insisting that housing benefit is paid directly to tenants. But tenants, consumer groups, landlords, lenders and providers of social housing are united in opposition, and are urging the government to re-consider.

  • BHA: Concerns over new Archbishop's desire for Church role in welfare services

    On the day Justin Welby is officially confirmed as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, the British Humanist Association has expressed its deep concerns about the policy direction he will set for the church of England in relation to public services.

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