child poverty

  • Child poverty statistics: End Child Poverty coalition statement

    June 25, 2015
    press release

     

     

     

    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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  • Coalition child poverty strategy is failing

    October 17, 2013
    press release

    Responding to today’s first report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “The Commission’s verdict is clear: the Coalition’s current child poverty strategy is failing and child poverty is set to rise. The important thing now is to focus on the positive recommendations the Commission makes to turn this situation around.

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  • Coalition policies to push 600,000 children into absolute poverty by 2015

    March 19, 2013
    press release

    New analysis for Child Poverty Action Group by Landman Economics has found that an increase of 600,000 children in absolute child poverty is likely between 2010 and 2015.

    The analysis is made on the basis of the Coalition tax and benefit spending policies implemented since 2010, and planned to be implemented up to 2015. It is net of any improvements to child poverty from Universal Credit.

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  • Condition of Britain: policies must address surging child poverty

    June 19, 2014
    press release

    Commenting on today’s publication of ‘The Condition of Britain’ by the IPPR, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “The Condition of Britain is a chance to move on from attacking the victims of Britain’s condition to addressing its causes – such as the lack of decently paid jobs, expensive housing and unaffordable childcare that has left benefits and tax credits doing too much of the heavy lifting.

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