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Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference

10 October 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron today issued a call to build an 'aspiration nation'  in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference.

CPAG responds to proposals to limit number of children for whom benefits can be received

08 October 2012
Child Poverty Action Group's Chief Executive, Alison Garnham, has spoken out against proposals from George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith that unemployed families should have their benefits capped if they have more children.

Response to Scottish Government on passported benefits

01 October 2012
In many cases, including that of free school lunch entitlement, we believe the optimum approach is to remove means testing altogether as the most effective way to meet the principles of simplification and making work pay. Whilst political realities may make it difficult to deliver universal provision immediately we argue government should work toward a universal approach, paid for through redistributive taxation, so that as resources can be prioritised further progress can be made. Read our response here.

Nick Clegg announces 'catch up' premium in his party conference speech

26 September 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the creation of a 'catch up' premium to help struggling children in the transition from primary to secondary school.

“Money for vital social fund lifeline woefully inadequate,” say anti-poverty campaigners

17 September 2012
John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland called on the Scottish Government to use its budget to compensate for UK-wide cuts to crisis welfare payments in response to reports on Sunday 16th September that a woefully inadequate amount of money is set to be transferred to the Scottish Government by the UK DWP to replace a vital lifeline for some of Scotland's worst off families.

Why we should help parents with the cost of children

04 September 2012
Our new report The Cost of a Child in the Twenty-First Century reveals how life changes profoundly as a result of having children.

New CPAG report on Cost of a Child

03 September 2012
Today we have published new research on the Cost of a Child. It is the first time research has been published to provide a robust anlysis of how much it costs to provide children with a minimum level of participation in society, as well as meeting basic needs like food, clothes and shelter.