Going Hungry? Young people's experience of free school meals

June 2012

Child Poverty Action Group and the British Youth Council published this 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.

“Unprecedented child poverty progress under massive threat from Coalition policies”

14 June 2012

Commenting on the latest official poverty statistics published today, John Dickie, head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland said:

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“Unprecedented child poverty progress under massive threat from Coalition policies” say campaigners

June 14, 2012

Commenting on the latest official poverty statistics published today, John Dickie, head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland said;

“Unprecedented progress has been made in reducing child poverty in Scotland as a result of policies at a UK and Scotland level, but that progress is now under massive threat from UK government policies.

The Coalition must now rise to the challenge, rethink their child poverty strategy and reject attempts to move the goalposts and redefine, rather than lift, children out of poverty.

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Child poverty 2010/11 official poverty figures media briefing

June 2012

14th June 2012 saw the publication of the latest official child poverty figures for the UK and for Scotland.

British children need Coalition to prove commitment to reducing child poverty

June 14, 2012

Today’s new child poverty figures confirm that while the ambitious target for 2010 was not reached, it drove forward major progress reducing child poverty across all measures:

  • Absolute poverty reduced by more than half (from 3.4 million children to 1.4 million children since 1999)
  • Relative poverty reduced by 1.1 million children (from 3.4 million to 2.3 million since 1999)
  • Material deprivation reduced by 300,000 children (from 2.2 million to 1.9 million since 2005).
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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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Proposed amendments to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008 - CPAG's response

May 2012

The Tribunal Procedure Committee is proposing to amend the first-tier tribunal rules to complement the proposed introduction of mandatory revisions before appeal. The new rules will require appeals to be submitted to the Tribunal Service rather than the benefit authorities, and will introduce a statutory time limit for the benefit authorities to respond to appeals.

Details of the consultation can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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

June 11, 2012

The child poverty approach pursued between 1998 and 2010 was broad-based, made a significant and long-lasting difference to families with children and reduced child poverty on a scale and at a pace unmatched by other industrial nations during the period.

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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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Ending Child Poverty by 2020: Progress made and lessons learned

December 2012

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In this landmark report, CPAG has brought together leading academics and campaigners to reflect on the progress made towards ending child poverty in the UK, as well as to consider the risks for the future.