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Stephen Crabb's first speech as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

12 April 2016
Our response: encouraging, but look to policies to match rhetoric on understanding the real lives of families.

Policy report: Coping with complexity: financial support for kinship carers in Scotland

01 July 2015
Read our new policy report which looks at financial support for kinship carers in Scotland here.

Taking aim at working parents

21 April 2015
How Universal Credit conditionality could put the squeeze on low-income parents' choices.

Autumn Statement 2014

03 December 2014
The only giveaway for children in today's Autumn Statement was for families who can afford to fly abroad on holiday.

Budget 2014: CPAG reaction

19 March 2014
Child Poverty Action Group responded positively to announcements of increased investment in childcare cost support through Universal Credit. But we believe that overall the Budget has done too little to help families and will lock-in austerity cuts for the long-term.

CPAG letter to Chancellor: use Autumn Statement to improve childcare support

03 December 2013
Our Chief Executive Alison Garnham has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to increase investment in support for childcare costs through universal credit in his Autumn Statement. 

NAO report on Universal Credit

05 September 2013
The National Audit Office has today published a withering assessment of the early progress on Universal Credit.