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EU court upholds equality for pregnant workers

19 June 2014
A landmark ruling today from the EU’s highest court has upheld the rights of pregnant EU nationals to equal treatment when claiming benefits. The European Court of Justice ruled that a French national who was working in the UK and had to give up work because of the late stages of pregnancy should be entitled to income support.

Open letter calls on Prime Minster to reconsider child benefit cuts

14 March 2012
A group of organisations representing women, mothers and working families has written an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to reconsider the three year freeze of child benefit and the clawback of the benefit for families with a higher rate taxpayer. The organisations are also backing CPAG's Save Child Benefit campaign.

Free childcare for 140,000 two year olds will help address child poverty

11 November 2011
Responding to the details announced today by the Deputy Prime Minster of the extension of free childcare for 2 year olds in economically disadvantaged households, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “The government’s child poverty strategy needs to be a broad approach, with action on early years an essential element alongside decent welfare benefits, fair pay and high quality services...
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