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New report - how can the social fund be delivered at a local level?

29 June 2012
This new report explains how the social fund, the 'safety net' for many families needing emergency support, will be devolved to local level in 2013.

Building public support to fight child poverty - how you can help

22 June 2012
In a guest blog for CPAG, Katharine Round, director of new film The Spirit Level, argues that an important relationship exists between inequality and child poverty.

New report shows children going hungry despite free school meals

14 June 2012
The British Youth Council and Child Poverty Action Group published a joint report, Going Hungry? Young people’s experiences of free school meals, on the failure of the free school meals system to reach all children in poverty.

“Unprecedented child poverty progress under massive threat from Coalition policies”

14 June 2012

New child poverty figures released today

14 June 2012
The government has published the most recent child poverty figures for the UK in its report Households Below Average Incomes 2010/11.

Experts warn massive reductions in UK child poverty may be reversed by Coalition

11 June 2012
Today we publish a landmark report to mark the half-way point to ending child poverty by 2020, a pledge to which all the main political parties have signed up.

Confusing poverty with other Bad Things

31 May 2012
While it is true that poverty is often associated with a range of other Bad Things, from stressed out families to poor grades at school and that causation can work both ways, this does not mean that they are the exact same problems.

Rethinking Child Poverty - our response

29 May 2012
Today we had a taste of the debate we’re going to hear more about in the coming weeks – whether the Coalition government should move the goalposts when it comes to measuring child poverty.

Appeal Court win benefits disabled people and their children

29 May 2012
We have won a case in the Court of Appeal that proves that the housing benefit rules discriminated unlawfully against disabled people.

Tax credits 'calamity' hammers 200,000 families

02 May 2012
Over 200,000 families will lose their entire working tax credit support, worth £3,870, in a move that our chief executive Alison Garnham describes as "an absolute calamity that plunges nearly half a million children deep below the poverty line".