Press Releases

  • Scottish child poverty campaigners respond to ‘State of Nation’ report

    • “Nothing inevitable about rising child poverty” say CPAG in Scotland “It is largely a result of real term cuts to tax credits and benefits”
    • Failing to meet targets to end child poverty by 2020 does not mean child poverty can’t be eradicated
    • Family benefits need protected and action in Scotland taken to keep housing costs down and tackle the education attainment gap

    The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today responded to the publication of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s ‘State of the Nation 2014’ report.

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  • Scottish Government urged to implement longstanding school meal commitment as Nick Clegg promises universal free school meals for English infant schools

    Scottish Free School Meals campaigners are urging Holyrood Ministers to make good on longstanding commitments to roll out free school meals for all pupils in the early year of primary school as the UK Coalition government looks set to introduce an approach successfully piloted by the SNP Scottish government in 2007/8.

    John Dickie, Head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and a leading member of the Scottish Free School Meals Campaign said:

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  • ‘Progress welcome but critical that Ministers now ratchet up action on child poverty’

    CPAG in Scotland response to Scottish Government’s Annual Report for Child Poverty

    CPAG in Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s latest annual report on Child Poverty but is calling for Ministers to now set out more clearly how current and future budgets and policies will target child poverty in an increasingly challenging climate.

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