600,000 more children being pushed into absolute child poverty
New research for CPAG by Landman Economics has suggested that the Coaltion is set to increase absolute child poverty by 600,000 children between 2010 and 2015. This is as a result of putting children and families in the front line of their austerity agenda and cuts.
In addition to this research, CPAG has received a reply from DWP to a freedom of information request showing that absolute child poverty is estimated by the department to be directly increased by 200,000 children by the impact of the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill. CPAG is backing an amendment that would exclude children's benefit from the uprating cap in the bill.