CPAG's response to the cost of living support package

Published on: 
26 May 2022

Responding to the Chancellor's cost of living support package announced today, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said:

"It’s a relief that government is finally waking up to the fact that families need more support and today’s announcement of interventions through the benefits system is a good start.

But with almost 4 million children living in poverty the chancellor is kidding himself if he thinks that the problem is temporary or that the package he offered today will stop people finding themselves so far back that they never recover.

If the chancellor is serious about supporting those who are struggling then he will need to make long-term changes to the structure of the social security system and restore the value of benefits to something that families can really live on."

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