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A new poll tax?

16 July 2014
This report looks at the impact of the localisation of council tax benefit and the accompanying cut to funding in London.

Families on the brink: welfare reform in London

11 June 2014
CPAG today release research on the impact of welfare reform in London, showing families struggling and unsure how they will afford to stay living in their area.

New research shows councils in London fear housing crisis fuelled by welfare reform

11 June 2014
Cuts to benefits have left families in London struggling and unsure how they will afford to stay living in their area, according to a new CPAG report released today. Based on interviews with councils, advice services and parents as well a review of existing evidence, the report highlights that these key groups share the same fear: a housing crisis uprooting families from their homes and communities, with children’s education facing huge disruption by these forced moves.

Families on the brink: welfare reform in London

11 June 2014
London’s housing crisis is well publicised and well discussed. We're used to reading about extortionate rents being charged for box properties or a generation that is likely to be priced out of buying.

Families on the brink

09 June 2014
This report looks at the impact of welfare reform in London where child poverty rates and housing costs are already higher than other parts of the country and finds fears that the capital could become unaffordable for low income families.

London Child Poverty Alliance response to Child Poverty Strategy Consultation

22 May 2014
The Child Poverty Act 2010 places a duty on central government to produce a child poverty strategy every 3 years. In spring 2014 they consulted on their draft strategy for 2014-17.

Tackle child poverty by letting mums work

11 February 2014
London is the child poverty capital of the UK, with more poor children living in London than in Wales and Scotland combined. These numbers are driven up by a jobs market that is not working for mothers. Women with children are less likely to be employed in London than elsewhere in the country.

Tackling the ‘two New Yorks’: what can London learn?

12 January 2014
Bill de Blasio’s cutlery choices may have got him into hot water last week, but just two months ago he was New York’s favourite, winning a landslide victory in their mayoral election, with almost three times as many votes as his Republican rival, Joe Lhota.

Let's All Have Lunch!

17 September 2013
This report makes the case for why London local authorities should invest in universal free school meals for primary school children.

Childcare and maternal employment in London

17 September 2013
The number of mums who work in London is significantly below the national average and is a strong explanatory factor for the high rates of child poverty in the capital.