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Leicester Child Poverty Commission publishes recommendations

25 January 2013
The Leicester Child Poverty Commission has today published its recommendations for tackling child poverty in the city.

Nick Clegg announces 'catch up' premium in his party conference speech

26 September 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the creation of a 'catch up' premium to help struggling children in the transition from primary to secondary school.

CPAG response to Nick Clegg's party conference speech

26 September 2012
Commenting on Nick Clegg's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: "We look forward to hearing more detail about the new 'catch up' premium but it looks like a very welcome step towards tackling the attainment gap and stopping poor children from being left behind...

British children need Coalition to prove commitment to reducing child poverty

14 June 2012
Today’s new child poverty figures confirm that while the ambitious target for 2010 was not reached, it drove forward major progress reducing child poverty across all measures: absolute poverty reduced by more than half (from 3.4 million children to 1.4 million children since 1999); relative poverty reduced by 1.1 million children (from 3.4 million to 2.3 million since 1999); material deprivation reduced by 300,000 children (from 2.2 million to 1.9 million since 2005).

Confusing poverty with other Bad Things

31 May 2012
While it is true that poverty is often associated with a range of other Bad Things, from stressed out families to poor grades at school and that causation can work both ways, this does not mean that they are the exact same problems.

Free childcare for 140,000 two year olds will help address child poverty

11 November 2011
Responding to the details announced today by the Deputy Prime Minster of the extension of free childcare for 2 year olds in economically disadvantaged households, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “The government’s child poverty strategy needs to be a broad approach, with action on early years an essential element alongside decent welfare benefits, fair pay and high quality services...