Briefings and consultation responses

  • Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

    December 2012

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    Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies: Gateshead, Liverpool, Manchester, Tower Hamlets, and Westminster.  This report presents all of their ideas. 

  • Ending Child Poverty by 2020: Progress made and lessons learned

    December 2012

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    In this landmark report, CPAG has brought together leading academics and campaigners to reflect on the progress made towards ending child poverty in the UK, as well as to consider the risks for the future.

  • We can work it out: parental employment in London

    November 2012

    Child poverty in London is mostly explained by the low rates of parents in paid employment. In London, 17.2 per cent of children live in workless households, compared with 15.1 per cent in the UK as a whole; over half of lone parents in London are out of work, compared with 38 per cent in the UK. But this report shows that low parental employment rates in London are not an intractable problem. Many more parents in London have moved into work in recent years, and many more could do so if this were made a priority for local, regional and central government.

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

    November 2012

    This report from our London project examines the early impact of welfare reforms across London. It finds that the reforms will create problems for local authorities and families with children, and makes recommendations to national, regional and local government, and to advice agencies, on how best to mitigate these.

  • Food poverty in London

    October 2012

    CPAG submitted evidence to the London Assembly’s inquiry into food poverty.

  • The implementation of the Child Poverty Act: examining child poverty strategies in London local authorities

    October 2012

    This report from CPAG and 4in10 at Save the Children examines progress and best practice in implementing child poverty strategies across local authorities in London.

  • Response to DWP consultation on ceasing production of income-related benefits take-up statistics

    October 2012

    This is CPAG’s response to a DWP consultation gathering views on its proposal to end, or at the very least limit, the production of take-up estimates for six key means-tested benefits. DWP argues that producing the statistics is too expensive in the current climate. In addition, it assert that the figures will become increasingly redundant from October 2013 with the introduction of universal credit. In our response we disagree on both counts.

  • Cost of a Child 2012

    September 2012

    At a time when many families are finding it hard to make ends meet, how much does it cost to bring up a child to meet their needs to a decent minimum standard? This report from CPAG, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, answers that question to show for the first time in a robust way how much it costs to provide children with a minimum level of participation in society, as well as catering for their needs in terms of food, clothes and shelter.

  • The Social Fund at a local level: notes for and from practitioners

    August 2012

    This report focuses on issues and key considerations for English local authorities in developing a local social fund replacement scheme. Based on roundtable discussions with practitioners in London, Darlington, Newcastle, Leicester and Stockport, the report presents key concerns and potential solutions currently being discussed by councils.

  • Universal credit and related regulations: response to the SSAC’s call for evidence

    July 2012

    This is CPAG’ s response to the Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the draft universal credit and related regulations.

    The submission highlights our concerns that in many instances simplification is a mask for cuts, as complex but important features of the current system are replaced with less generous provision.