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2020 Vision: A webinar on what’s needed to end child poverty for good

09 December 2020
When we look back on 2020, it will almost certainly be as the year of coronavirus. It was, of course, supposed to be a milestone year for more positive reasons: it was supposed to be the year we ended child poverty in the UK. But with rising child poverty even before the pandemic, we now find ourselves facing a child poverty crisis. And with rising unemployment and ongoing economic uncertainty, what next for the goal to end child poverty?

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.

Sea Gals - youngest team to swim channel - raise £5000

26 July 2018
Six girls from East London - Amelie Noor, Eve Napier, Grace Radford, Lucy Sims, Ruby Greer and Sasha Vinnicombe - successfully swam the English Channel from Dover to Cap Gris-Nez near Calais on 19 July.

LCC students create animations showing experience of poverty

19 March 2018
LCC students create animations showing experience of poverty

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.

New briefing: What has happened to support for low-income working families under universal credit

01 March 2017
Our new briefing examines cuts to universal credit ahead of next week's budget and was covered in today's Guardian. It finds that cuts to universal credit are poverty-producing to the tune of around one million children, and that families with children have been hit harder than any other group.

Child Poverty Targets Bill: 2nd reading

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

Scottish Government consultation on social security in Scotland

19 October 2016
Read our briefing which give an overview of some of the key points we’re likely to raise in our consultation response. These include the need to use new ‘top-up’ power to invest in child benefit and the need to ensure benefits for carers and disabled people are adequate and fairly delivered.

David Cameron's record on child poverty - our verdict

13 July 2016
David Cameron said 'nothing is really impossible if you put you mind to it' at his last PMQs today - sadly his legacy on child poverty demonstrates the effect of much talk, and little action.