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Budget leaves poorest families abandoned on the frontline of austerity

20 March 2013
The Chancellor described it as a budget for families looking to work hard and aspiring to get on, but CPAG believes most low income families have very few reasons to be cheerful and plenty to be fearful.

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.

600,000 more children being pushed into absolute child poverty

19 March 2013
New research for CPAG by Landman Economics has suggested that the Coalition is set to increase absolute child poverty by 600,000 children between 2010 and 2015. This is as a result of putting children and families in the front line of their austerity agenda and cuts.

CPAG blog in the Huffington Post

18 February 2013
Child Poverty Action Group's Chief Executive, Alison Garnham, has a blog in the Huffington Post today.

CPAG responds to consultation on child poverty measurement

07 February 2013
CPAG has today issued its response to the government consultation on child poverty measurement

Leicester Child Poverty Commission publishes recommendations

25 January 2013
The Leicester Child Poverty Commission has today published its recommendations for tackling child poverty in the city.

200,000 more children to be pushed into poverty by government bill

17 January 2013
The government has revealed in answer to a parliamentary question that 200,000 children will be pushed into relative income poverty by its bill to cut social security benefits and tax credits in real terms.

Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill: Commons second reading

08 January 2013
MPs this afternoon have been debating the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, at its second reading.

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.

Campaigners & experts warn more benefit cuts would be a tragedy

02 December 2012
The lead story in Monday's Independent is an open letter signed by more than 50 charities, trade unions and academics warning against more benefit cuts in this week's Autumn Statement.