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Briefing on the impact of childcare costs on child poverty

25 June 2015
This research published by Gingerbread and Child Poverty Action Group found that 130,000 UK children are pushed into poverty as working parents struggle to pay rising childcare costs.

Briefing on the Childcare Bill

18 June 2015
In this briefing on the Childcare Bill CPAG welcomes the government’s commitment to extend free childcare for three and four year olds to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year but also raises a number of concerns about how this could play out for families on low incomes.

Round the clock: in-work poverty and the 'hours question'

29 April 2015
How many hours should a parent work in order not to be poor? In-work poverty is a growing phenomenon in the UK and increasingly central to the political debate. At CPAG, we see in-work poverty as the product of three key variables: low wages; the level of social security that families receive; and the number of hours that parents work. This report explores the third of these factors asking how many hours is it reasonable to expect parents to work.

Programme for government, 2015-2020

07 April 2015
The 2015 government faces a child poverty crisis: by 2020, there are predicted to be 700,000 more children in poverty than there were in 2010. Our programme for government sets out six steps the government can take to face up to this crisis.

Briefing on trends in the cost of essentials and support for living costs

24 March 2015
Families across the country are suffering a double whammy of falling benefits and the rising cost of essentials.

Discretionary housing payments policy note

30 January 2015
This policy note considers the role that discretionary housing payments (DHPs) have played over the last four years in mitigating the impact of ‘welfare reform’.

Submission to Work & Pensions Committee inquiry into benefit sanctions

23 December 2014
The Work and Pensions Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into benefit sanctions policy, considering aspects of sanctions policy which were outside the remit of the Oakley Review.

CPAG's response to SSAC inquiry into ESA 'loopholes'

19 December 2014
CPAG has responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) consultation on the government's proposal to close a 'loophole' in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) repeat claims.

CPAG's submission to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain

02 December 2014
In June this year Child Poverty Action Group submitted evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain chaired by Frank Field MP.