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Abolishing hunger among children in the UK

Issue 153 (Winter 2016)
We will all have woken up this morning knowing there are children in this country who went to bed last night on an empty stomach. We also know that a large number of those children will have taken that hunger with them to school.

Editorial: Poverty 153

Issue 153 (Winter 2016)
In this edition of Poverty we are delighted to feature an edited transcript of the rousing speech delivered by Gordon Brown for CPAG’s 50th Anniversary Lecture in November.

Cost of the School Holidays research published

23 December 2015
New research published today (Wednesday 23 December) by CPAG in Scotland highlights how struggling low income families face additional pressures when schools close for the holiday.

Families face emotional and financial pressures as school holidays loom

22 December 2015

Threat to universal free school meals?

22 September 2015
Sign the petition asking the government not to cut universal free school meals for infants.

No such thing as a free lunch?

22 September 2015
A mere two years ago, the government introduced universal free school meals for infants. We were delighted at the time - and said so. Evidence from pilot projects showed that while all children benefit from free school meals, low-income children benefit the most.

Cost of the School Holidays project

29 June 2015

Grim news on child poverty

25 June 2015
Responding to today’s official poverty statistics (Households Below Average Income) Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: "These figures make grim reading for anyone looking for progress on child poverty.  Because, make no mistake, we are facing a child poverty crisis in the years ahead and the Government is not going to meet the child poverty targets it signed up to...

CPAG statement on PM's opportunity speech

22 June 2015
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech on opportunity, Alison Garnham Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “Almost a decade ago, the Prime Minister spoke of poverty being a moral disgrace and an economic waste. That was right then and is right now...

Response on breakfast clubs in Glasgow primary schools

13 May 2015
Read our response to the Glasgow City Council consultation on breakfast club provision in primary schools here.