Jonathan Bradshaw

  • Measuring child poverty: can we do better?

    Issue 144 (Spring 2013)
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    In June 2012 when the government published the Households Below Average Income dataset for 2010/11, it announced at the same time that it would revisit the question of how we measure child poverty in the UK. In November 2012, a public consultation on the topic was launched when the Department for Work and Pensions issued the document Measuring Child Poverty: a consultation on better measures of child poverty. Jonathan Bradshaw looks at the key aspects of the various dimensions that the government has selected for inclusion, assesses their appropriateness for inclusion in any metric of child poverty and presents the shortcomings of the proposed new measure.

  • Child benefits in the European Union

    Issue 139 (Summer 2011)
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    The future of a universal child benefit in the UK is currently under threat. Here Jonathan Bradshaw looks at how the UK compares with other European Union countries in its provision of child benefits

  • Remembering Peter Townsend

    Issue 133 (Summer 2009)
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    Obituary of Peter Townsend, one of CPAG's founders and our president, born 6 April 1928, died 7 June 2009.

  • Who is fuel poor?

    Issue 131 (Autumn 2008)
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    By June 2008 the domestic fuel commodity price index had increased by 51 per cent from 2005, more than five times the rate of general inflation. The energy companies have warned that prices will rise again – by between a quarter and a third this winter. Harriet Harman told us that she had she spent her week as Acting Prime Minister working on a package of measures to increase the level of investment in energy-saving schemes in low-income housing and exploring other ways to tackle fuel poverty. Here, Jonathan Bradshaw asks who the Government should be targeting.