CPAG response to PM's party conference speech

October 5, 2011

In response to David Cameron’s party conference speech, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said:

“There was a child poverty-sized hole in this speech. The Prime Minister said his party would lift the poorest up but his speech completely ignores the fact that as a result of his government’s policies child poverty will rise significantly and is totally silent on what the government plans to do to meet the 2020 child poverty target by helping struggling low-income families.

“We’re especially disappointed that there was no mention of rethinking the government’s ill-advised and unpopular child benefit plans, or reversing the decision to make parents wanting to work pay even more for the childcare they need.”

For further information please contact:

Imran Hussain

Head of Policy, Rights & Advocacy, CPAG

Tel: 020 7812 5237 or 07983402283

Email: ihussain@cpag.org.uk