Child poverty in London
700,000 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's London Campaign Manager post for three 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 Alice Woudhuysen.
- Key facts about child poverty in London
- Still too poor to pay (September 2016): three years of localised council tax support in London
- Hard work (August 2015): parental employment in London
- Too poor to pay (July 2015): the impact of the second year of localised council tax support in London
- Discretionary housing payments (January 2015): policy note
- A new poll tax? (July 2014): impact of localisation of council tax benefit in London
- Families on the brink (June 2014): welfare reform in London
- Childcare and maternal employment in London (September 2013)
- Let's All Have Lunch! (September 2013) Why London local authorities should invest in universal free school meals for primary school children
- Low pay and the London Living Wage (August 2013) a submission to the Greater London Authority economy committee.
- Missing potential (June 2013): why the European funds should be used to support parental employment in London
- Localisation of the Social Fund (March 2013): Countdown to change
- We can work it out (November 2012): parental employment in London
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place (November 2012): early impacts of welfare reform in London
- Food Poverty in London (October 2012): a submission to the London Assembly
- The implementation of the Child Poverty Act (October 2012): examining child poverty strategies in London local authorities
- Delivering the social fund at London-level: opportunities and risks (June 2012)
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.
- Family Friendly London - Manifesto for the next Mayor of London (2016)
- 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