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Who are the fuel poor? - post-Budget update

24 March 2023
Who is experiencing fuel poverty? What is the relationship between fuel poverty and income? And what is the impact of the mitigations put in place to support people with rising energy costs?

The cost of child poverty in 2023

23 March 2023
The cost of child poverty extends beyond the physical and emotional hardship felt by children growing up in low-income families. In 2008, the total financial cost was estimated to be at least £25 billion a year. In 2023, it has risen to over £39 billion a year.

Post-Budget briefing

16 March 2023
This briefing outlines CPAG’s response to the Spring Budget announcements.

Pre-Budget briefing for parliamentarians

10 March 2023
This is an important moment for the government to demonstrate how it will support families on a low income. Investing in social security protects those who need it most. This investment is highly cost-effective – reducing child poverty immediately and leading to improved education, employment and health outcomes, including life expectancy.

Who are the fuel poor?

13 February 2023
Who is experiencing fuel poverty? What is the relationship between fuel poverty and income? And what is the impact of the mitigations put in place to support people with rising energy costs?

Budget submission 2023

06 February 2023
CPAG has responded to the government's consultation on the forthcoming Budget.

Trapped by the cap: An analysis of work conditionality and the benefit cap

02 February 2023
Data we obtained via a freedom of information request reveals that a third (34 per cent) of people subject to the benefit cap, which the government claims is a work incentive, are not expected to seek employment because their circumstances prevent them from working. Rather than being a work incentive, it is pushing children deeper into poverty.

Supporting families in times of financial hardship: a guide for schools

06 December 2022
At a time of sharply increasing costs and stretched family budgets, ensuring that children have all they need to take part in school is another worry for families. The guide will help schools consider how they’re already supporting families and how they can make small changes to policies, practices and communications to help families through times of economic difficulty. 

Tackling poverty together: a guide for schools in Wales

02 December 2022
In this guide we set out some small steps schools can take to help make learning more accessible for children and families living in poverty in Wales.