child poverty

  • Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year

    June 5, 2013
    press release

    The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research released today by Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University (updating his 2008 study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation).

    The estimate includes the costs of policy interventions required in childhood to correct for the effects of poverty, as well as the longer term losses to the economy which result from poor children’s reduced productivity, lower educational attainment and poorer physical and mental health.

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  • Child poverty in London


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    700,000 children living in London are below the poverty line, 37 per cent of all children in the capital. While poverty rates are higher for everyone in London than nationally, this gap is larger for children than for any other group. London has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region, and there are as many poor children in London as in all of Scotland and Wales.

  • Child poverty in London - key facts


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    - London has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region.

    - There are 700,000 children – or 37 per cent of all children in London – living in relative poverty after you have taken housing costs into account.

    - While poverty rates are higher for everyone in London than nationally, this gap is larger for children than for any other group.

    - There are as many poor children in London as in all of Scotland and Wales.

  • Child poverty in the UK


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    The UK is the sixth richest country in the world and yet more than one in four children is growing up in poverty today.

  • Child poverty map shows shocking levels of hardship across Scotland

    October 15, 2014
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    New figures also reveal big variations across local authorities

    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published figures that provide a child poverty map of Scotland. The new statistics, released during Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland show levels of child poverty at local authority and ward level for MP’s constituencies.

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  • Child poverty map shows shocking levels of hardship across Scotland

    15 October 2014
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    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published figures that provide a child poverty map of Scotland. The new statistics, released during Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland show levels of child poverty at local authority and ward level for MP’s constituencies.

    According to the new figures, one in three children in Glasgow live in poverty, while more than a quarter of children in five other local authorities are also growing up in poverty: Clackmannanshire (26%), Dundee (28%), East Ayrshire (26%), Inverclyde (26%) and North Ayrshire (27%).

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  • Child poverty reduced to lowest level in 25 years

    May 12, 2011
    press release

    Commenting on the new child poverty figures for 2009/10 announced today, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said:

    “It is great news that child poverty fell during what was a terribly hard year for families and the economy. The investment in extra support for low income families worked, which means British people will avoid some of the social and economic costs that followed the recession and cuts in the 1980s.

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  • Child poverty report highlights why proposed Child Poverty Bill vital, say campaigner

    December 21, 2016
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    Child Poverty Action Group welcomes wide support for new Bill and says ambitions need to be backed by action ‘using every tool in the toolbox,’ including the power to top up child benefit.

    Responding today to the publication of the Scottish Government’s annual report for its Child Poverty Strategy , John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said:

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  • Child poverty statistics highlight inconvenient truths for the government

    July 1, 2014
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    Child poverty statistics highlight inconvenient truths for the government

    Key findings from official figures on UK child poverty for 2012/13, published today by DWP show the following:

    • Relative child poverty - the tide is turning with child poverty expected to rise in future years

      Relative poverty is the best measure of whether ‘we’re all in it together’ that we have - it measures how many children have living standards that fall behind children in average income families.

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  • Child poverty statistics published today

    1 July 2014
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    The official child poverty figures for 2012/13 were published today by the DWP.

    Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    "Today's child poverty statistics highlight the inconvenient truths for the Government that maintaining the value of social security support helps protect families with children from poverty and that work isn't working for far too many families."

    You can read the full CPAG press statement here.

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