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  • Child Poverty Action Group’s first Director & founder, Tony Lynes, has passed away

    20 October 2014

    It is with great sadness we report that Tony Lynes, Child Poverty Action Group’s very first Director, and one of our founders, has passed away. Tony’s knowledge and passion for welfare rights inspired everyone he met and informed public policy debates for many years. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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  • 2020 child poverty target will not be met

    20 October 2014

    "We have failed a generation of children who are growing up poor but we will fail them a second time if we bury our heads in the sand and pretend that the 2020 targets will now be met." Read our response.

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  • Child Poverty figures show big variations across UK

    15 October 2014

    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published new figures that provide a child poverty map of the whole of the UK. The figures are broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority and ward. 

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  • The 6th edition of the Benefits for Migrants Handbook is OUT NOW

    9 October 2014

    The handbook is the complete and definitive guide to the social security entitlement conditions that are specific to those who have come to or are leaving the UK. It is designed to be used by migrants and their advisers wanting advice on benefit entitlement.

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  • CPAG Christmas cards now available

    2 October 2014

    Let the Christmas countdown begin! By purchasing our Christmas cards you will be supporting our campaign to end to child poverty in the UK.

    To order your cards visit our online shop, fill out and return our Christmas card brochure

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  • Real terms benefit cut will come down hard on working families and push up child poverty

    29 September 2014

    The Chancellor's proposed two-year freeze on working-age benefits will put more children in poverty and casts further doubt on claims that the Government is on course to meet its 2020 child poverty targets.  Projections by the IFS show cuts in the uprating of benefits will be the single biggest driver of the expected surge in child poverty in the next few years. Read more

     

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  • CPAG criticises Shadow Chancellor's child benefit cut

    22 September 2014

    The Shadow Chancellor's decision to continue to uprate child benefit at a sub-inflation rate of 1% until 2016/17 would be a real blow for families with children. A further two years  at 1%, would mean the benefit would have lost 18% of its real value (since 2010).

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  • The independence referendum: what does it mean for child poverty?

    15 September 2014

    With just a few days to go before the referendum John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, has written a blog highlighting how CPAG has informed the terms of debate and argues that the challenge now for anti-poverty campaigners is to ensure that heightened public engagement and concern with child poverty in campaign debates is harnessed for real change, wherever powers end up lying after September 18th.

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  • Guest blogs: child poverty and the independence referendum

    9 September 2014

    CPAG has asked leading members of the Better Together and Yes campaigns to write guest blogs outlining why a Yes or No vote is in the best interest of ending child poverty in Scotland.

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  • The cost of a child in 2014

    12 August 2014

    Today we publish our third annual report ‘The Cost of a Child in 2014’, written by Donald Hirsch from the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University and funded by JRF. It draws on the Minimum Income Standard project (MIS) to establish how much families need to cover their basic needs like food, clothes and shelter, and to participate in society.

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