child poverty

  • The independence referendum: what does it mean for child poverty?

    15 September 2014
    news

    With just a few days to go before the referendum John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, has written a blog highlighting how CPAG has informed the terms of debate and argues that the challenge now for anti-poverty campaigners is to ensure that heightened public engagement and concern with child poverty in campaign debates is harnessed for real change, wherever powers end up lying after September 18th.

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  • Tribunal ruling on DLA entitlement for disabled refugee children


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    CPAG welcomes the Upper Tribunal decision on disabled refugee children who up to now, have not been entitled to disability living allowance (DLA) until they have spent over two years in the UK. On 17 March 2016, Judge Kate Markus QC found that the current past presence test unjustifiably discriminates against refugees and their family members and should therefore be dis-applied.

  • Trying to get by: children and young people talk about poverty

    Issue 139 (Summer 2011)
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    What does poverty mean for the children and young people themselves? Why are their voices missing from the current debate? In this article, Kerry Martin and Ruth Hart discuss the findings from a qualitative research project that reports on what children and young people have to say about the impact that poverty has on their lives.

  • Two thirds of children in poverty living in working families

    June 13, 2013
    press release

    New figures today show that children below the poverty line are now twice as likely to come from homes with work, than homes without work.

    Responding to today’s official figures on UK child poverty for 2011/12, published today by DWP, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “Despite all the talk about ‘scroungers’ and generations of families never working, today’s poverty figures expose comprehensively the myth that the main cause of poverty is people choosing not to work. The truth is that for a growing number of families work isn’t working. The promise that work would be a route out of poverty has not been kept as wages stagnate and spending cuts have hurt low income working families.

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  • Why March really was miserable for child poverty

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    It’s been an awful month for UK child poverty but Iain Duncan Smith’s Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has published some rather questionable claims made about the way we measure and use child poverty statistics.

  • Why this week's child poverty figures help explain last's budget

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    For a Prime Minister who walked into Downing Street decrying the ‘burning injustice’ of poverty and contrasting the opportunities available to some children but not others, there was a disappointing omission in last week’s budget: child poverty.

  • Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

    17 December 2012
    news

    Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies. This report presents all of their ideas.

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  • 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. 

  • Zero-hour contracts are wrong type of growth

    April 30, 2014
    press release

    Commenting on new analysis published today by the Office for National Statistics showing the number of zero-hour contract jobs is higher than previously thought, Imran Hussain, Head of Policy, Rights and Advocacy for Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “It’s not enough to look at how much the economy is growing, we need to look at how the economy is changing too. We need a recovery all can share in and which isn’t built on the backs of more working families stuck in low pay or the insecurity of zero-hour contracts.

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  • ‘Progress welcome but critical that Ministers now ratchet up action on child poverty’


    press release

    CPAG in Scotland response to Scottish Government’s Annual Report for Child Poverty

    CPAG in Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s latest annual report on Child Poverty but is calling for Ministers to now set out more clearly how current and future budgets and policies will target child poverty in an increasingly challenging climate.

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