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Child poverty continues to rise as pandemic response falls short for families

26 March 2020
As the Government puts in place welcome emergency measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, child poverty continues its upward trend without an effective strategy to tackle it.

Campaigners call for action as official stats show nearly one in four of Scotland's children in poverty - even before corona pandemic

26 March 2020

Response to Chancellor's announcements on supporting jobs during COVID-19

20 March 2020
Our response to the Chancellor's announcement's today.

Anti-poverty campaigners in new call for councils to make cash payments to hard up families as schools close

19 March 2020

Children's charities, parents groups, teaching unions and churches unite in call for cash payment for families as schools close

19 March 2020

Open letter on the impact of Covid-19 school closures

18 March 2020
An open letter to the First Minister calling for cash payments to families who rely on free school meals.

Coronavirus: Child Poverty Action Group calls for emergency child payment for families hit by school closures

16 March 2020
Child Poverty Action Group is urging the Government to increase payments for children if schools close because of Coronavirus, to protect children in low-income families facing extra financial pressure and the loss of free school meals. Ideally the payments could be made through a £10 per week uplift in child benefit for the duration of the pandemic.

London low earners hit with two-child limit on council tax support

12 March 2020
Five London boroughs and the City of London are needlessly applying a two-child limit which cuts the amount of help that working families with three or more children can receive with council tax, research by CPAG and Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) shows.

Budget 2020: families need more support in health and in sickness

11 March 2020
Commenting on today’s Budget, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham said: "New Corona virus emergency measures on Statutory Sickness Pay, employment support allowance and universal credit are welcome but low-income families need support in health and in sickness. When it comes to the nation’s longer-term priorities, action on poverty must trump potholes and pubs. We need to properly re-invest in our social infrastructure."

UK Budget 2020: families need more support in health and in sickness 

11 March 2020