child poverty

  • Coalition policies to push 600,000 children into absolute poverty by 2015

    March 19, 2013
    press release

    New analysis for Child Poverty Action Group by Landman Economics has found that an increase of 600,000 children in absolute child poverty is likely between 2010 and 2015.

    The analysis is made on the basis of the Coalition tax and benefit spending policies implemented since 2010, and planned to be implemented up to 2015. It is net of any improvements to child poverty from Universal Credit.

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  • Condition of Britain: policies must address surging child poverty

    June 19, 2014
    press release

    Commenting on today’s publication of ‘The Condition of Britain’ by the IPPR, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “The Condition of Britain is a chance to move on from attacking the victims of Britain’s condition to addressing its causes – such as the lack of decently paid jobs, expensive housing and unaffordable childcare that has left benefits and tax credits doing too much of the heavy lifting.

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  • Cost of the School Day research published

    October 2, 2015
    press release

    Children and young people from low income families in Glasgow can find that costs across the school day act as a barrier to their participation at school. This can make pupils feel excluded and in some cases, may have a direct result on their ability to achieve, research has found.

    The research findings from a unique, year-long pilot project in Glasgow looking at the impact of poverty on the lives of children and young people and their access to an education will be published on Friday 2 October.

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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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  • CPAG welcome announcement on childcare and early years pupil premium investment

    March 18, 2014
    press release

    In response to the Government's announcement that 85% of childcare costs will be met in Universal Credit and that there will be a £50 million Early Years Pupil Premium funding for the most disadvantaged three and four year olds, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, said:

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  • Delivery plan "a very welcome step on the road to a Scotland free of child poverty"

    29 March 2018
    news

    Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland

    MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release 29/03/18

    • "Time now for immediate action on income supplement to avert horrendous child poverty projections"

    Child poverty campaigners today (29th March 2018) welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government's first statutory child poverty delivery plan under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act, and called for swift action to implement the proposed income supplement.

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  • Emergency Budget: CPAG's letter to the Chancellor

    June 2010
    briefing

    CPAG has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne, in the run-up to the Emergency Budget on 22 June 2010. Our letter details the action needed to ensure that:

    • measures taken against the deficit are fair towards low income families;
    • progress is made towards the Government's goal of ending child poverty by 2010.
  • Ending child poverty: a right or a responsibility?

    Issue 142 (Summer 2012)
    article

    This year the European Union will publish its Recommendation on Child Poverty. This is expected to be based on three ‘pillars’ – access to adequate resources, access to services and opportunities, and children’s participation – and to argue for a strong rights-based approach to eradicating child poverty. In 2011, the current coalition administration published the first government child poverty strategy in the UK. At its heart, lies a commitment to ‘strengthening families, encouraging responsibility, promoting work, guaranteeing fairness and providing support to the most vulnerable’. Stephen Crossley and Tracy Shildrick explore these two very different approaches.

  • EU court upholds equality for pregnant workers

    June 19, 2014
    press release

    A landmark ruling today from the EU’s highest court has upheld the rights of pregnant EU nationals to equal treatment when claiming benefits.   The European Court of Justice ruled that a French national who was working in the UK and had to give up work because of the late stages of pregnancy should be entitled to income support.

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