autumn statement

  • Uprating and the value of children’s benefits: Policy note December 2014

    December 2014
    briefing

    This policy note considers the effect that uprating decisions have had on the real value of children’s benefits over the course of this parliament. Specifically, it calculates the amounts which our two key children’s benefits – child benefit and child tax credit – have lost over the last five years. It has been written to coincide with Autumn Statement 2014, the point in the fiscal year when decisions about benefit uprating have conventionally been made.

  • CPAG Briefing for Autumn Statement 2012

    December 2012
    briefing

    A full media briefing for the Autumn Statement on 5 December 2012, the needs of low income families that the Chancellor must address, and other related background information and resource.

  • Autumn Statement creates new rationing system for children, working families and disabled people

    December 5, 2013
    press release

    Responding to today’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “Today’s Autumn Statement creates a new income rationing system for children, working families and disabled people through a national cap on their basic support.

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  • Autumn Statement: No short-changing of strivers or making poor pay for missed growth

    5 December 2012
    news

    Today's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor is expected to contain a number of announcements affecting low income families.

    CPAG is caling on the Chancellor not to short-change 'strivers' or to make the poor pay for missed growth. You can read our media statement here.

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  • Autumn Statement: New cuts hit children in working and out of work families

    December 5, 2012
    press release

    Commenting in response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty action Group, said:

    “Despite all the talk, working families are once again at the front of the queue for spending cuts. With 6 in 10 poor children living with a working parent, real terms cuts to tax credits, housing and child benefits are grim news.

    “Today’s measures give a net income boost to 3 out of 5 people in the wealthiest half of the population, whilst everyone in the poorest half will see their income cut. If we are all in it together, some of us – the poorest – are in it deeper than the rest.

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  • AUTUMN STATEMENT: TAX CREDITS U-TURN IS A STAY OF EXECUTION

    November 25, 2015
    press release

    Responding to the Autumn Statement today, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said:

     

    “The Chancellor’s half-solved the problem he created in the Summer Budget of how we help the low paid. His decision to drop the latest tax credit cuts is very welcome and will be a huge relief to hard-up working families but, as the Treasury’s own costings reveal, the significant cuts to universal credit mean that in reality this is only a stay of execution.

     

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  • Campaigners & experts warn more benefit cuts would be a tragedy

    2 December 2012
    news

    The lead story in Monday's Independent is an open letter signed by more than 50 charities, trade unions and academics warning against more benefit cuts in this week's Autumn Statement. 

    You can read the story here

    The open letter is pasted below and here:

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  • CPAG responds to the Autumn Statement

    5 December 2013
    news

    We have criticised the Chancellor's Autumn Statement for rationing support for children, working families and disabled people through a national cap on social security.

    See our full reaction in the CPAG press statement.

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  • Response to Autumn Statement

    December 3, 2014
    press release

    Responding to today’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

     

    “It’s striking that the only giveaway for children was for families who can afford to fly them abroad on holiday. For millions more children, today’s Autumn Statement is about staying the course for poverty rather than prosperity.

     

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