migrants

  • Employment and migrant poverty

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
    article

    The issue of migrant poverty and employment is complex and migrants’ experiences in the UK differ enormously. While some of these variations stem from the uniqueness of individual experience, others relate to the migrant’s particular immigration status and her/his associated right to reside in the UK and to access work.

  • 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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  • How should the child poverty strategy reduce poverty in migrant communities? A response to the 'Tackling Child Poverty and Improving Life Chances' consultation

    February 2011
    briefing

    This response supplements CPAG's main response to the consultation (see below) but it focuses on the needs of families in migrant communities. It sets out the actions we believe necessary for the strategy to reflect the particular needs of a group of children who are particularly vulnerable to poverty.

  • Latest advising BME communities e-bulletin

    24 February 2015
    news

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: Training; Benefits for Migrants Handbook and Scottish Welfare Fund entitlement for migrants.

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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.

  • New Benefits for Migrants Handbook out now

    October 9, 2014
    press release

    The Child Poverty Action Group this week publishes the Benefits for Migrants Handbook, a definitive guide to the social security entitlement conditions for people who have come to or are leaving the UK.

     

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  • The health and healthcare of vulnerable migrant children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
    article

    Many different groups of migrant children may be at particular risk of poor health and limited access to healthcare. These include unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (who have applied for asylum in their own right) and children who are dependants of asylum-seeking adults,

  • Welfare benefits, housing and social services

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
    article

    Ignorance on the part of central and local government officials, exacerbated by the pressure of budget constraints, make migrants and their families particularly vulnerable to being unlawfully refused access to welfare benefits, housing and social services. This article is part of a special Poverty issue (no. 138) on migration, migrants and child poverty.