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Government must focus on reducing, not redefining child poverty

15 November 2012
We are concerned that the Coalition is seeking to redefine child poverty instead of making genuine progress at a time when cuts, stagnating wages and a crisis in affordable housing are pushing poverty up.

Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference

10 October 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron today issued a call to build an 'aspiration nation'  in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference.

Building public support to fight child poverty - how you can help

22 June 2012
In a guest blog for CPAG, Katharine Round, director of new film The Spirit Level, argues that an important relationship exists between inequality and child poverty.

New child poverty figures released today

14 June 2012
The government has published the most recent child poverty figures for the UK in its report Households Below Average Incomes 2010/11.

Experts warn massive reductions in UK child poverty may be reversed by Coalition

11 June 2012
Today we publish a landmark report to mark the half-way point to ending child poverty by 2020, a pledge to which all the main political parties have signed up.

Rethinking Child Poverty - our response

29 May 2012
Today we had a taste of the debate we’re going to hear more about in the coming weeks – whether the Coalition government should move the goalposts when it comes to measuring child poverty.

Tax credits 'calamity' hammers 200,000 families

02 May 2012
Over 200,000 families will lose their entire working tax credit support, worth £3,870, in a move that our chief executive Alison Garnham describes as "an absolute calamity that plunges nearly half a million children deep below the poverty line".