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UN Special Rapporteur arrives to assess extreme poverty in UK

05 November 2018
Today the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty arrives in the UK for a twelve-day visit.

Child Poverty Targets Bill: 2nd reading

03 February 2017
Bill would bring crucial targets to drive action on child poverty.

Programme for Scottish Government 2016-2021

08 April 2016
The next Scottish Government will be confronted with an imminent rise in child poverty, with a projected 50% increase by 2020 largely driven by UK tax and benefit policies. With this in mind our programme for government sets out a range of measures aimed at prioritising the eradication of child poverty in Scotland and minimising its damaging effects on children, families, services and the country’s economy. Read CPAG in Scotland's Programme for Scottish Government 2016 - 2021 here.

Campaign update

24 February 2016
Government votes down Lords' amendment to keep proper reporting on child poverty.

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.

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission publishes first annual progress report

17 October 2013
The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has released its first annual report on the government's progress reducing child poverty and increasing social mobility. The report says the Coalition's child poverty strategy is failing.

Judicial review win on child poverty strategy

17 July 2012
The government acted unlawfully in its failure to establish a Child Poverty Commission to advise on its child poverty strategy, the High Court has ruled today in a successful judicial review brought by CPAG.

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.