News

  • CPAG's new Housing Ambassador

    2 September 2014

    Paul Tennant, Chief Executive of Orbit, has been appointed to the new role of CPAG's Housing Ambassador. Paul made a valuable contribution to CPAG as President of our Charity of the Year partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing, which raised over £27,500 in support of our work.

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  • Fair for who? Child maintenance and family tests

    18 August 2014

    PM David Cameron announced today that he wants all domestic government policies subjected to a ‘family test’, apparently to ensure that families aren’t undermined or made worse off financially.  But does the ‘family test’ itself pass the test?

    As families come in all shapes and sizes – they all need and deserve the kind of protection that a ‘family test’ promises to provide. On the issue of child maintenance payments for lone parents, we argue that the family test needs more work.

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  • Council's tax policy ruled unlawful for penalising the poor

    30 July 2014

    CPAG has won a legal test case for three vulnerable women who were charged a higher rate of council tax because they only recently moved into the area. The High Court struck down Sandwell Council's policy of refusing a council tax reduction to anyone who had not lived in the area for at least two years. Read our press release and more about the case

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  • Standing up for CPAG comedy event

    14 July 2014

    Journalist Dawn Foster, along with some of London's top brains, will bravely take to the stage this week to raise funds for Child Poverty Action Group.

    Geek Show Off  a comedy night in support of CPAG, will be held on Tuesday 15th July at the Star of Kings pub in central London (nearest tube Kings Cross).

    Tickets cost £5, plus 50p booking fee  Buy tickets for the event

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  • Families on the brink: welfare reform in London

    11 June 2014

    CPAG today release research on the impact of welfare reform in London, showing families struggling and unsure how they will afford to stay living in their area.

    For more information, read the press release or full report.

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  • New event dates

    27 May 2014

    Support our campaign to end child poverty in the UK by signing up for one of our latest challenge events

    London to Paris cycle: 17th September http://tinyurl.com/kqbcpwk

    London to Paris

    DoIt! Muddy run: 5th October (Hampshire) http://tinyurl.com/nkqsrrr

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  • OUT NOW - 2014/15 Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook

    22 April 2014

    This edition provides comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2014/15, and helps you understand all the recent changes to the benefits and tax credits system,  including the new personal independence payment, the gradual roll out of universal credit and the benefit cap and rent restrictions. It includes information on claiming and getting paid,  as well as tactical information to help users navigate the complexities of the system.

    For more information or to buy your copy click here

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  • London Legal Walk: 19 May

    20 March 2014

    Join Team CPAG for the largest annual gathering of lawyers and judiciary in the world!

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  • The impact of the AME cap on child poverty

    18 March 2014

    A note prepared for CPAG by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University ahead of tomorrow’s budget vividly illustrates the effect of taxes and benefits on child poverty rates in the UK and across the EU27.

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  • New Government research on food banks

    20 February 2014

    A new research report, commissioned by Defra and published on their website today, states that the evidence points to there being genuine need for food aid in Britian today. The report arrived on the same day as 27 Church of England Bishops wrote to the Prime Minister and warned that coalition policies are creating hardship and hunger.

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