child poverty

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

    December 21, 2016
    press release

    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
    press release

    Immediate Release

    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
    news

    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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  • Child poverty statistics: End Child Poverty coalition statement

    June 25, 2015
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    Responding to the publication of the child poverty statistics, Chair of the End Child Poverty coalition David Holmes, said:

    “The announcement that 2.3 million children are still living in relative poverty, and that half a million more are living in absolute poverty since 2010, underlines just how much further there is to go if we are to eliminate child poverty in the UK. It’s difficult to see how we’re going to make a difference to the childhoods and life chances of these millions of children without further concerted action at national level.”

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  • Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17 published

    26 June 2014
    news

    The national child poverty strategy for 2014-17 was published today, following a consultation process earlier in the year. 

    Responding, CPAG's Chief Executive welcomed the Government's commitment to ending child poverty by 2020 but added "today’s strategy isn’t good news for a generation of children that needs the government to invest in their childhoods and life chances. The strategy does not add up to being a plan to end child poverty."

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  • Child Poverty Strategy Consultation: CPAG's response


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    CPAG response in December 2010 to the Child Poverty Strategy Consultation.

  • Child Poverty Strategy is not a plan to end child poverty

    June 26, 2014
    press release

    Immediate Release

    CHILD POVERTY STRATEGY IS NOT A PLAN TO END CHILD POVERTY

    Commenting on today’s publication of the government’s child poverty strategy for 2014-17, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “We welcome the Government’s continued commitment to ending child poverty by 2020 but today’s strategy isn’t good news for a generation of children that needs the government to invest in their childhoods and life chances.

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  • Child poverty watchdog condemns government's child poverty strategy

    9 June 2014
    news

    The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission have today published a hard-hitting report that condemns the government's draft child poverty strategy as lacking credibility.

    For more information see our full press statement.

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  • Childcare support plan must be better targeted and more timely

    March 19, 2013
    press release

    Responding to the government’s announcement that they will cover up to 85 per cent of childcare costs for some low-income families eligible for universal credit (UC) from April 2016, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group said:

    “We welcome this government recognition that the high costs of childcare in the UK act as a significant deterrent for all families who want to get back to work or work longer hours. But this scheme would do very little to help the families that need it most, or to reduce child poverty.

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  • Children’s lives being "damaged, diminished and cut short,” say campaigners as Child Poverty report published

    May 9, 2009
    press release

    Responding to the publication today of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report highlighting the one in five children in Scotland still living in poverty,

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