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CPAG's response to David Cameron's speech

07 October 2015
Responding today to the Prime Minister’s Conservative Conference speech today, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right to recognise that ending UK poverty would be a tremendous social reform and he deserves huge credit for putting poverty, social mobility and equality at the heart of his speech...

100 days into the new government

12 August 2015
And it seems children are at the bottom of the government's list of priorities.

Cost of a child in 2015 report

12 August 2015
CPAG has just published its yearly research on the cost of raising a child. It finds a looming crisis for family finances.

Cost of a child 2015

12 August 2015
We've just published our yearly research on the cost of raising a child. It finds a looming crisis for family finances.

CPAG responds to Welfare Reform and Work Bill

17 July 2015
Read our parliamentary briefing on the government's Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

Budget U-turn on tax credits and working families

08 July 2015
Responding to today’s budget Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “The welcome move on a higher minimum wage cannot disguise the truth that this is a budget that damages the economic security of working families, and takes us further down the road to being a two-nation economy, with higher child poverty for millions and lower taxes for the better off...

Universal Credit could lift over 500,000 children out of poverty

04 July 2015
New research published today (Saturday) by the TUC and Child Poverty Action Group finds that much bigger reductions to child poverty could be achieved by channelling support through Universal Credit instead of raising the income tax threshold.

While the government officially abolishes child poverty, things are getting worse

03 July 2015
If the Government goes ahead with its plans to redefine child poverty then it will be turning its backs on poor children and on the past. No redefinition can hide the reality that the Government’s child poverty strategy is failing. 

Government turns it back on poor children

01 July 2015
Responding to today’s statement from Iain Duncan Smith on changes to the poverty measure, Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “The Government is turning its back on poor children. Only a year ago, the Secretary of State claimed the child poverty targets would be met but last week’s child poverty statistics showed that absolute child poverty has risen by half a million since 2010 and that progress on relative poverty has stalled...