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The Cost of a Child in 2013

14 August 2013
This report shows parents struggled more than ever to provide a decent standard of living for their families in 2013. This is the second in a series of annual reports on the cost of bringing up a child in the UK. 

An estimate of the cost of child poverty in 2013

12 June 2013
The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research by Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University.

Will Universal Credit Work?

28 May 2013
This report, published by the TUC and CPAG, finds that universal credit risks failing even on its own terms unless adjustments to its design are made and broader policies to tackle the causes of poverty are put in place.

The Double Lockout: How low income families will be locked out of fair living standards

16 January 2013
This report, published on the eve of the second reading of the Welfare Benefits Up-Rating Bill 2012-13, reveals that the government’s welfare benefit uprating legislation is based on bogus claims and is a poverty-producing bill that will further exclude the poorest workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people from the mainstream of society.

Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

20 December 2012
Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies: Gateshead, Liverpool, Manchester, Tower Hamlets, and Westminster. 

Cost of a Child 2012

03 September 2012
At a time when many families are finding it hard to make ends meet, how much does it cost to bring up a child to meet their needs to a decent minimum standard?

Going Hungry? Young people's experience of free school meals

14 June 2012
Child Poverty Action Group and the British Youth Council published this report Going Hungry? Young people’s experiences of free school meals on the failure of the free school meals system to reach all children in poverty.

Ending Child Poverty by 2020: Progress made and lessons learned

11 June 2012
In this landmark report, CPAG has brought together leading academics and campaigners to reflect on the progress made towards ending child poverty in the UK, as well as to consider the risks for the future.

Save child benefit

27 March 2012
Child benefit, the only universal payment for children, is under threat.

Child benefit: fit for the future

01 August 2006
August 2006 marked the sixtieth anniversary of universal benefits for children in the UK – first family allowances, then child benefit. Support for all children redistributes resources to those with additional costs.