Child poverty in London
592,000 children living in London are below the poverty line, 37 per cent of all children in the capital. While poverty rates are higher for everyone in London than nationally, this gap is larger for children than for any other group. London has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region, and there are as many poor children in London as in all of Scotland and Wales.
Trust for London has funded CPAG to employ a London Campaign Co-ordinator for two years to work across the voluntary sector and with politicians at local, regional, and national level, towards a London where no child experiences poverty. To find out more about our work get in touch with Megan Jarvie.
- Key facts about child poverty in London
- A new poll tax?: impact of localisation of council tax benefit in London
- Families on the brink: welfare reform in London
- Childcare and maternal employment in London
- Let's All Have Lunch! Why London local authorities should invest in universal free school meals for primary school children
- Low pay and the London Living Wage a submission to the Greater London Authority economy committee.
- Missing potential: why the European funds should be used to support parental employment in London
- Localisation of the Social Fund: Countdown to change
- We can work it out: parental employment in London
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: early impacts of welfare reform in London
- Food Poverty in London: a submission to the London Assembly
- The implementation of the Child Poverty Act: examining child poverty strategies in London local authorities
- Delivering the social fund at London-level: opportunities and risks
London Child Poverty Alliance
Child Poverty Action Group provide the secretariat for the London Child Poverty Alliance. The LCPA is a coalition of charities committed to tackling the high levels of poverty in the capital.
- Response to the Child Poverty Strategy Consultation
- Ten Ideas for Local Authorities Before the 2014 local elections, the alliance produced 10 actions councils could take to support families and reduce poverty
- 2012 Mayoral Election: we produced a manifesto and ran hustings to promote family friendly policies to mayoral candidates