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  • Why we should help parents with the cost of children

    4 September 2012

    Our new report The Cost of a Child in the Twenty-First Century reveals how life changes profoundly as a result of having children. It’s not simply a case of having to buy a pram, clothes and other child-related items. Parents go out less, prioritise their children’s needs above their own and struggle to find time for themselves. The basic cost of raising children  - £143,000 - has risen faster than inflation. Read on to find out why...

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  • New CPAG report on Cost of a Child

    4 September 2012

    Today we have published new research on the Cost of a Child. It is the first time research has been published to provide a robust anlysis of how much it costs to provide children with a minimum level of participation in society, as well as meeting basic needs like food, clothes and shelter.

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  • Judicial review win on child poverty strategy

    17 July 2012

    The government acted unlawfully in its failure to establish a Child Poverty Commission to advise on its child poverty strategy, the High Court has ruled today in a successful judicial review brought by CPAG.

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  • New A4 benefit rates chart

    17 July 2012

    In response to customer demand we've made our bestselling benefit and tax credit rates poster available in a handy A4 size.

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  • New report - how can the social fund be delivered at a local level?

    29 June 2012

    This new report explains how the social fund, the 'safety net' for many families needing emergency support, will be devolved to local level in 2013. It's a useful resource for local authorities now considering their options for replacement schemes.

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  • Building public support to fight child poverty - how you can help

    22 June 2012

    In a guest blog for CPAG, Katharine Round, director of new film The Spirit Level, argues that an important relationship exists between inequality and child poverty. She suggests that by improving public understanding of the problems caused by economic inequality, we can also help build greater public support for the goals to end UK child poverty on relative and absolute measures.

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  • New report shows children going hungry despite free school meals

    14 June 2012

    The British Youth Council and Child Poverty Action Group published a joint report, Going Hungry? Young people’s experiences of free school meals, on the failure of the free school meals system to reach all children in poverty.

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  • New child poverty figures released today

    14 June 2012

    The government has published the most recent child poverty figures for the UK in its report Households Below Average Incomes 2010/11.

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  • Experts warn massive reductions in UK child poverty may be reversed by Coalition

    12 June 2012

    Today we publish a landmark report to mark the half-way point to ending child poverty by 2020, a pledge to which all the main political parties have signed up.

    The verdict?

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  • Do you like our new website?

    7 June 2012

    We welcome your feedback on our new website - please take our short user survey.

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