RESPONSE TO APPOINTMENT OF DAMIAN GREEN AS WORK AND PENSIONS SECRETARY

July 14, 2016

Commenting on the appointment today of Damian Green as Work and Pensions Secretary, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

 “The new Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green inherits the two great challenges of an oncoming child poverty crisis and a universal credit benefit that was meant to make work pay but was left eviscerated by Summer budget cuts. We look forward to working with him to ensure that those challenges are overcome so that the country does indeed work for all families, rather than just some.”

 

Notes to Editors:

(1) CPAG is the leading charity campaigning for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children.

 

(2) CPAG is the host organisation for the Campaign to End Child Poverty coalition, which has members from across civil society including children’s charities, faith groups, unions and other civic sector organisation, united in their campaigning for public and political commitment to ensure the goal of ending child poverty by 2020 is met.

 

For further information please contact:

Jane Ahrends

CPAG Press and Campaigns Officer

Tel. 020 7812 5216 or 07816 909302

www.cpag.org.uk