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London Calling: stretched too far - webinar

08 October 2021
This London Challenge Poverty Week (11 – 15 October 2021), Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will launch a briefing on the experiences of low-income families in London during the Covid-19 pandemic, covering the first year of the charity’s London Calling project.

Response to announcement of a Household Support Grant

30 September 2021
Responding to today’s Government announcement of a Household Support Grant, chief executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “Ministers are right to worry about low-income families, but now isn’t the time for stop-gap measures. Grants offer no stability to millions of struggling households, and will leave far too many out of pocket when the £20 universal credit cut hits. Investment in local support is necessary and welcome – but unless government drops the £20 cut, families will still face a living standards crisis this winter and beyond.”

We're recruiting a personal support coach

28 July 2021
Child Poverty Action Group are looking for an experienced Employment Support Coach in Taunton to support parents into work or training as part of our Your Work Your Way project. Your Work Your Way researches the barriers to work for potential second earners in couples, and best practice at supporting them. Our coaches work with an experienced Welfare Rights Advisor to recruit and support 25 clients in each area over the course of the year.

Supreme Court decision on two-child limit

09 July 2021
A hugely disappointing judgment which fails to give any meaningful recognition to the reality of the policy on the ground and its desperately unfair impact on children.

Disability Rights Handbook on AskCPAG

14 April 2021
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new digital version of the Disability Rights Handbook, in partnership with Disability Rights UK.

Open letter to Gavin Williamson on home learning

11 January 2021
Today we and Children North East have sent an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP, which lays out a set of guiding principles that we advise the government to use to make decisions about home education during this lockdown period.

2020: year in review video

08 January 2021
Watch our video featuring highlights from our work in 2020.

Remembering Professor Sir John Hills

23 December 2020
Professor Sir John Hills, who has died of cancer aged 65, seemed to embody the London School of Economics traditions - of Richard Titmuss, Peter Townsend, Brian Abel Smith and David Donnison - in a single person.

Tribute to Garry Runciman

21 December 2020
Garry Runciman, a friend and supporter of CPAG for many years, died on 10 December. Fran Bennett and Jonathan Bradshaw write about his life and work.

2020 Vision: A webinar on what’s needed to end child poverty for good

09 December 2020
When we look back on 2020, it will almost certainly be as the year of coronavirus. It was, of course, supposed to be a milestone year for more positive reasons: it was supposed to be the year we ended child poverty in the UK. But with rising child poverty even before the pandemic, we now find ourselves facing a child poverty crisis. And with rising unemployment and ongoing economic uncertainty, what next for the goal to end child poverty?