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New poll shows public believe Government action on child poverty falling short

12 June 2013
The poll, released by the End Child Poverty Campaign, shows 82 per cent of people view child poverty as a priority.

Labour renew commitment to action on child poverty

06 June 2013
The Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, made a major speech on social security, in which he renewed his commitment to child poverty reduction as a top priority for a future Labour administration.

CPAG statement on child benefit

05 June 2013
CPAG comments on reports that the Labour Party has no plans to restore child benefit in full to all parents.

Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year

05 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 released today by Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University.

The benefits versus services debate: our view

15 May 2013
Do investments in services such as children’s centres reduce child poverty more effectively than supporting families' incomes?

‘’Dire” Scottish child poverty forecast must lead to urgent rethink by UK government and more action in Scotland to protect families

08 May 2013
CPAG in Scotland today responded to the publication of new projections of a massive rise in child poverty in Scotland and across the UK, prepared as part of wider UK forecasts by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The forecast predicts nearly 30% of Scotland’s children will be living in poverty by 2020, up from the latest official figure of 21%.

IFS expect major surge in child poverty this decade

07 May 2013
A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts that relative child poverty will increase by 34% and absolute child poverty will increase by 55% in the decade from 2010-2020.

Universal credit - will it work?

07 May 2013
A new report Will Universal Credit Work?, published by the TUC and CPAG, finds that this new benefit 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. 

April 2013 - News from CPAG in Scotland

22 April 2013

Fringe meeting at the SNP Spring Conference

25 March 2013