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After the UC cut : What now for families?
October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Many families in Scotland and across the UK are facing a significant drop in income as a result of the £20 cut to universal credit. This cut adds to the many problems we already see with universal credit and comes at a time when families face soaring fuel bills and the removal of much of the pandemic support that has been in place over the last 18 months.
This online open discussion event is being held on the very day the UC cut is, as things stand, being implemented (6th October). We will look at the practical supports and policy changes that must be put in place to keep families afloat, and ensure that Scotland gets on track to meet its legally binding child poverty targets.
This event will cover:
• What now for families? – Practical tips for frontline workers (CPAG welfare rights expert)
• What now for the UK? – Update on UK campaigns Speaker to be confirmed
• What now in Scotland? – Policies that are needed to support families in Scotland (John Dickie, Director of Child Poverty Action Group)
The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland works for the one in four children in Scotland growing up in poverty. We collect evidence from families living in poverty and campaign for solutions to bring about a society where children have a fair chance in life free from hardship. We provide training, advice and information on social security to frontline workers to make sure families get the financial support they need.