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Budget 2016: our response

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

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.

End Child Poverty launches new campaign on children's benefits

22 May 2015
Children are twice as likely as pensioners to be poor - children's benefits should get the same protection as the state pension.

2020 child poverty target will not be met

20 October 2014
"We have failed a generation of children who are growing up poor but we will fail them a second time if we bury our heads in the sand and pretend that the 2020 targets will now be met."

Real terms benefit cut will come down hard on working families and push up child poverty

29 September 2014
The Chancellor's proposed two-year freeze on working-age benefits will put more children in poverty and casts further doubt on claims that the Government is on course to meet its 2020 child poverty targets.

Child poverty statistics published today

01 July 2014
The official child poverty figures for 2012/13 were published today by the DWP.

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.

The impact of the AME cap on child poverty

18 March 2014
A note prepared for CPAG by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University ahead of tomorrow’s budget vividly illustrates the effect of taxes and benefits on child poverty rates in the UK and across the EU27.

Latest child poverty statistics published

13 June 2013
The government has published the most recent child poverty figures for the UK in its report Households Below Average Incomes 2011/12. 66% of poor children live in working families.

IFS expect major surge in child poverty this decade

07 May 2013
A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts that relative child poverty will increase by 34% and absolute child poverty will increase by 55% in the decade from 2010-2020.