child poverty

  • Latest child poverty stats “deplorable”, say Scottish campaigners

    May 7, 2009
    press release

    Commenting on the latest official child poverty figures published today, John Dickie, the Head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said:

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  • LCC students create animations showing experience of poverty

    19 March 2018
    news

    CPAG has been working with students at the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London, on a project to create animations which convey the experience of child poverty.

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  • Local figures for children and families losing Working Tax Credit in April

    March 20, 2012
    press release

    In April 2012, around half a million children will suddenly be at risk of being plunged into poverty as the Working Tax Credit hours rule changes for couples.

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  • Looking for families affected by the benefit cap

    9 August 2016
    news

    This autumn the benefit cap will be cut, squeezing low-income families even further and pushing more people into poverty. We are looking for test cases to legally challenge the benefit cap.

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  • Migration, migrants and child poverty

    Issue 138 (summer 2011)
    article

    Although international migration has always been a feature of national life, this aspect of population change has increased over the last twenty years.  While many migrant families have a reasonable income and a few are very prosperous, migrant children are disproportionally represented among children living in poverty.

  • Mind the gap: New Labour’s legacy on child poverty

    Issue 136 (Summer 2010)
    article

    "What have the Romans ever done for us?" asked the People’s Front of Judea in the Life of Brian’s fictional recording of ungrateful subjects ignoring their rulers’ largesse.

  • Ministers publish new child poverty strategy consultation

    27 February 2014
    news

    After a long wait, the government's consultation on a new child poverty strategy for 2014-2017 has arrived amid internal government squabbles on what the targets should be.

    CPAG's initial reaction is that it amounts to little more than listing current polices and lacks the ambition needed to reverse current failures.

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  • More needed to deliver on promised action to end child poverty in Scotland, say campaigners

    February 2, 2011
    press release

    Responding to evidence presented by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee today, John Dickie, head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland said;

    “With UK Government welfare cuts hitting the poorest families hardest it is more important than ever that the Scottish Government does everything in its powers to mitigate the damage to families and ensure that the Scottish Budget and local spending decisions protect our poorest families.

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  • New analysis highlights child poverty risks of Chancellor’s new spending cap

    March 18, 2014
    press release

    New analysis commissioned by Child Poverty Action Group from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University highlights how the expected budget announcement on capping Annually Managed Expenditure (AME) could drive up UK child poverty rates.

    The ‘AME cap’ will set an annual ceiling on overall spending for working age support through tax credits and benefits for low paid workers, carers, disabled people and single parents.

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  • New child poverty map reveals need for local and national action

    8 November 2016
    news

    The End Child Poverty coalition has  published a new child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK. The new figures reveal that poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with as many as 34% of children living in poverty in some local authority areas - compared to one in ten in others (see Table 1 below). Across the UK more than three and a half million children are living in poverty, with 220 000 of them in Scotland.

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