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Poverty journal

Our journal aims to stimulate debate about the nature, causes and consequences of child poverty in the UK, and potential solutions. To contact the Editor, Josephine Tucker, please email: jtucker@cpag.org.uk 


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In-work poverty: the ‘hours question’

Issue 151 (Summer 2015)
There is an increasing number of children who are living in poverty, despite having at least one parent in work.

Low income, high costs: making ends meet inside and outside London

Issue 151 (Summer 2015)
The idea of a poverty line suggests a level of income below which households suffer because they do not have enough to live on.

A divided Britain

Issue 151 (Summer 2015)
Britain has a poor record on poverty. While overall wealth in Britain has doubled over the last three decades, child poverty today is much higher than it was a generation ago and much higher than in most other rich countries.

Honouring the vow

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
The prospect of independence in Scotland was likened by some to that of a messy divorce. Yet the negotiations involved in continued union and constitutional reform may prove messier still.

Celebrating 150 editions of Poverty

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
Poverty was first published in winter 1966 and, while its exact format has varied, it has tended to offer commentary on the issues of the day. Looking through the archives, it is striking how many of the themes that were pressing then endure today, as we publish the 150th edition.

CPAG: then, now and in the future

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
As we approach another general election, Moussa Haddad considers the programme that must be put in place in order to eradicate child poverty by the end of the new government’s term in 2020.

CPAG at 50

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
As CPAG enters its fiftieth successful year, Pat Thane reminds us of the events that led to its formation in Toynbee Hall in 1965.

Editorial: We must learn from the past

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
CPAG turns 50 this year.  This leads us, in this issue of Poverty, to take a few moments to look back into our past.

Politically acceptable poverty

Issue 149 (Autumn 2014)
In the current popular discourse the media and the government have positioned migrants from the European Union (EU) as welfare threats and, despite the evidence that they are net contributors to the economy, as acceptable targets for welfare reform.

Interview: Adrian Curtis

Issue 149 (Autumn 2014)
Last year, a shocking 913,000 people were referred to a Trussell Trust food bank for emergency food. In the latest of our series of interviews, Adrian Curtis, the Network Director of the UK’s largest food bank provider, talks to CPAG’s Moussa Haddad.