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A manifesto for ending child poverty

01 November 2019
This election period, we want all candidates from all parties to make a commitment to tackle child poverty. We've put together the big things we're calling for from the next government in a manifesto. We want the next government to invest in children's benefits, bring in a child poverty strategy and build a more effective social security system for us all. 

Impact of the lower benefit cap: CPAG submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee

21 November 2018
The Work and Pensions Select Committee re-opened its inquiry into the lower benefit cap this year. CPAG submitted evidence on the impacts of the lower cap, drawing on analysis of government statistics and cases from our Early Warning System. Following this written submission we were invited to give oral evidence to the committee to highlight our serious concerns about this policy and the hardship it is causing families.

Representation for the 2018 Budget

02 October 2018
We have submitted our representation to the Treasury in advance of the Budget on 29 October.

Election 2017 manifesto

04 May 2017
Today, children are already twice as likely to be poor as pensioners. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, child poverty is set to soar to 5.1 million children by 2022 – a 42 per cent rise over ten years.

Broken promises: What has happened to support for low-income working families under universal credit

01 March 2017
This briefing presents some of the analysis to be published in a forthcoming report assessing the impacts of cuts to benefits from 2010 to 2020.  This briefing focuses on changes to universal credit since it was first legislated in 2012 and their effects on family incomes, work incentives and poverty rates. It also includes the effect of real-terms cuts to child benefit which took place during the same period.

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.

Uprating and the value of children’s benefits: Policy note December 2014

01 December 2014
This policy note considers the effect that uprating decisions have had on the real value of children’s benefits over the course of this parliament.

Corrections and clarifications briefing on Iain Duncan Smith's Today Programme interview on child poverty

16 April 2014
On March 26th 2014, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, was interviewed by Evan Davis on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.

Parliamentary briefing on 'welfare cap' and Charter for Budgetary Responsiblity

25 March 2014
At the Budget in March 2014, the government announced it would be amending the Charter for Budgetary Responsibility to implement a new 'welfare cap' policy.