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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.

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.

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.

Child poverty statistics published today

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

Ministers publish new child poverty strategy consultation

27 February 2014
After a long wait, the government's consultation on a new child poverty strategy for 2014-2017 has arrived amid internal government squabbles on what the targets should be.

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.

New government announcement on childcare

19 March 2013
The government has today announced a new scheme, to start in three years' time, to give tax relief to families for childcare costs. However, CPAG is concerned that it would do very little to help the families that need it most, or to reduce child poverty.

CPAG publishes report on benefits uprating bill

07 January 2013
A new report reveals that the government’s welfare benefit uprating legislation is based on bogus claims and is a poverty-producing bill that will further exclude the poorest workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people from the mainstream of society.