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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.

URGENT ACTION - Tax credits under threat

01 July 2015
Tax credits are under threat in next week's Budget. Millions of children live in families that rely on tax credits - this cut will push more of them into poverty.

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.

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.

Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year

05 June 2013
The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research released today by Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University.

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.

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.