child poverty

  • 600,000 more children being pushed into absolute child poverty

    19 March 2013
    news

    New research for CPAG by Landman Economics has suggested that the Coaltion is set to increase absolute child poverty by 600,000 children between 2010 and 2015. This is as a result of putting children and families in the front line of their austerity agenda and cuts.

    See press release for full information.

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  • A quick guide to...the new child poverty figures expected on Tuesday

    Next week sees the publication of probably the last set of official child poverty figures - for 2012-13 - before the 2015 general election.

    Here’s a quick guide to what we should expect and what it all means.

    WHAT, WHERE & WHEN?

  • A quick guide to...the new child poverty figures expected on Tuesday

    27 June 2014
    news

    Next week sees the publication of probably the last set of official child poverty figures - for 2012-13 - before the 2015 general election.  Here’s our quick guide to what we should expect and what it all means.

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  • Autumn Statement creates new rationing system for children, working families and disabled people

    December 5, 2013
    press release

    Responding to today’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “Today’s Autumn Statement creates a new income rationing system for children, working families and disabled people through a national cap on their basic support.

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  • Autumn Statement: economic growth and child poverty

    November 2011
    briefing

    In our submission to the Treasury in advance of the 2011 Autumn Statement, we ask for more action to reach child poverty targets, and to create and protect decent jobs. We also ask the Government to apply its 'Fairness Test' to spending plans and deficit reduction.

  • Autumn Statement: New cuts hit children in working and out of work families

    December 5, 2012
    press release

    Commenting in response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty action Group, said:

    “Despite all the talk, working families are once again at the front of the queue for spending cuts. With 6 in 10 poor children living with a working parent, real terms cuts to tax credits, housing and child benefits are grim news.

    “Today’s measures give a net income boost to 3 out of 5 people in the wealthiest half of the population, whilst everyone in the poorest half will see their income cut. If we are all in it together, some of us – the poorest – are in it deeper than the rest.

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  • Budget 2014: Child Poverty Action Group on the impact on families

    March 19, 2014
    press release

    Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement today Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “Today’s Budget tries to lock-in austerity for millions of low-paid families, poor children, carers and disabled people. Announcing a cap for social security spending without a plan to address the root causes of low pay, high rents and high childcare costs, simply forces the most vulnerable in society to pay the price for inaction.

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  • Budget leaves poorest families abandoned on the frontline of austerity

    20 March 2013
    news

    The Chancellor described it as a budget for families looking to work hard and aspiring to get on, but CPAG believes most low income families have very few reasons to be cheerful and plenty to be fearful.

    The increase to the personal tax allowance mainly helps higher earners - the lowest paid see it tapered back again at 85p in the pound through Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

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  • Budget leaves poorest families abandoned on the frontline of austerity

    March 20, 2013
    press release

    Responding to today’s Budget Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty action Group, said:

    “The Chancellor described it as a budget for families with children looking to work hard and aspiring to get on, but most low income families have very few reasons to be cheerful and plenty to be fearful. Child poverty is set to increase by 600,000 children during the Coalition’s time in office, and there is nothing much in the Budget that will change this course.

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  • Call for action as official figures reveal 1 in 5 children in Scotland still in poverty

    June 28, 2016
    press release

    Campaigners step up call for action as official figures reveal over one in five children in Scotland still living in poverty

    • Increasing proportion of poor children living in working families
    • ‘UK government must rethink cuts to family benefits and new universal credit’
    • ‘Scottish Government must use new powers to top up child benefit’

    Responding to the publication today of annual child poverty figures (see note 1) John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland said;

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