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CPAG's response to annual poverty statistics

22 March 2018
Read our statement on the publication of the government's annual poverty statistics.

Child poverty jumps to 4 million

16 March 2017
The Government's annual statistics show child poverty has risen by 100,00 to 4 million, a level we haven't seen since 2007- 08. The number of poor children in working families is up (to 67%) and approaching half (47%) of lone parents' children are poor.

New briefing: What has happened to support for low-income working families under universal credit

01 March 2017
Our new briefing examines cuts to universal credit ahead of next week's budget and was covered in today's Guardian. It finds that cuts to universal credit are poverty-producing to the tune of around one million children, and that families with children have been hit harder than any other group.

UK child poverty rises by 200,000

30 June 2016
Figures published this week show 200,000 more children are growing up in poverty, up to 3.9 million in total.

What is welfare reform and how is it affecting families?

20 June 2016
Download our new resource for people who work with low-income families. To help you think about how changes to the benefit system affect the families that you work with and what you can do to help. The information in this booklet is based on findings from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.

Our submission on new life chances indicators

18 April 2016
Read our submission to the government on their new life chances indicators, which replace the current statutory child poverty measures.

Stephen Crabb's first speech as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

12 April 2016
Our response: encouraging, but look to policies to match rhetoric on understanding the real lives of families.

Budget 2016: our response

16 March 2016
This Budget puts the next generation last and set to be the poorest generation for decades.