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More than 1 in 4 children are growing up in poverty

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Court of Appeal finds DWP's treatment of earnings under universal credit irrational in further victory for four single mothers

22 June 2020
This case successfully challenged the rigidity of the monthly assessment period regime under universal credit (UC) and the way that earned income is calculated for certain claimants.

The Cost of Learning in Lockdown - Cost of the School Day report released

22 June 2020
During May 3218 parents and carers, and 1074 children and young people responded to our Cost of the School Day survey

Latest Cost of the School Day ebulletin

15 June 2020
Applications opened for the best start grant in Scotland on 1 June, and now is a good time for families to make applications for the clothing grant and free school meals too - which can really help to reduce the cost of going back to school for those on low incomes. For information and advice on how to access these entitlements, see the latest Cost of the School Day ebulletin.

Child poverty facts and figures

4.2 million
children live in poverty in the UK
44%
of children living in lone-parent families are in poverty
72%
of children growing up in poverty live in working families
46%
of BME children are in poverty
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How can we end child poverty?

Child poverty is not inevitable. With the right action to address the causes of child poverty, we can end it.

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CPAG are collecting and analysing evidence about how welfare changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and their communities.