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CPAG publish Cost of a Child 2013

16 August 2013
A new report published today by Child Poverty Action Group, with co-funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has found that the minimum costs needed for a decent childhood have risen 4% in the last year.

CPAG complaint wins BBC Trust ruling on controversial benefits broadcast

30 July 2013
Following a complaint by CPAG, the BBC Trust has ruled that the programme The Future State of Welfare with John Humphrys, broadcast in October 2011, breached accuracy and impartiality rules.

New CPAG report and data on local authorities and child poverty

18 July 2013
We have published data showing the cost of child poverty in local areas around the UK, and a new report to help local authorities with their child poverty strategies.

Announcing our first ever charity Ambassadors

17 July 2013
Get to know our three new Ambassadors and find out why they have chosen to support us.

Spending Review reaction from CPAG

26 June 2013
The Chancellor George Osborne announced spending proposals for the year 2015/16 this afternoon. CPAG is deeply alarmed at cuts to benefits for jobseekers that will mean more of them are sent to foodbanks almost as a matter of policy.

Any reduction in Scottish child poverty welcome, but overshadowed by forecasts of massive surge

13 June 2013
Responding to today’s publication of official 2011/12 child poverty statistics for Scotland and the rest of the UK, John Dickie, Head of the CPAG in Scotland, said: “Any reduction in child poverty in 2011/12 is welcome but is overshadowed by frightening Institute for Fiscal Studies forecasts of a massive surge in child poverty as UK tax and benefit changes kick in." Read more

Latest child poverty statistics published

13 June 2013
The government has published the most recent child poverty figures for the UK in its report Households Below Average Incomes 2011/12. 66% of poor children live in working families.