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UN Special Rapporteur arrives to assess extreme poverty in UK

05 November 2018
Today the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty arrives in the UK for a twelve-day visit.

Child Poverty Targets Bill: 2nd reading

03 February 2017
Bill would bring crucial targets to drive action on child poverty.

Programme for Scottish Government 2016-2021

08 April 2016
The next Scottish Government will be confronted with an imminent rise in child poverty, with a projected 50% increase by 2020 largely driven by UK tax and benefit policies. With this in mind our programme for government sets out a range of measures aimed at prioritising the eradication of child poverty in Scotland and minimising its damaging effects on children, families, services and the country’s economy. Read CPAG in Scotland's Programme for Scottish Government 2016 - 2021 here.

Campaign update

24 February 2016
Government votes down Lords' amendment to keep proper reporting on child poverty.

Take action on child poverty reporting

09 February 2016
Since the House of Lords voted to reject the government's plans to scrap child poverty reporting, it's now up to MPs - and you.

House of Lords defeats government on child poverty measures

28 January 2016
The House of Lords voted by an overwhelming majority to keep measures of child poverty that take account of family income.

CPAG responds to Welfare Reform and Work Bill

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

Child poverty campaigners respond to Expert Working Group on Welfare

12 June 2014
Read our response to the publication of the second report by the Scottish Government’s Expert Working Group on Welfare: Re-thinking welfare: fair, personal and simple.