Labour Party

  • An interview with Ed Balls

    Issue 129 (Winter 2008)

    In the wake of the creation of the new, cross-governmental Child Poverty Unit and the implementation of the Children’s Plan, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls MP is optimistic about the future. Labour has done a lot to eradicate child poverty since 1997, he says, and remains the only party with a true commitment to the cause.

  • 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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  • CPAG statement on child benefit

    June 5, 2013
    press release

    Commenting on reports that the Labour Party has no plans to restore child benefit in full to all parents, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

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

    Issue 136 (Summer 2010)

    "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.