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

11 March 2020

DWP data shows families under the poverty line are moving deeper into poverty

13 February 2020
Families already living under the poverty line have been pushed deeper into poverty since 2012, new analysis from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows. And, the analysis finds, the number of children in poverty in households where all the parent(s) work full time - be they single or couple-parents - has doubled from 200,000 in 2012/13 to 400,000 in 2017/18.*

Bereavement Support Payment: High Court rules in favour of bereaved parents who were cohabiting and their children

07 February 2020
The High Court has today ruled that the eligibility criteria for Higher Rate Bereavement Support Payment (HRBSP) are incompatible with human rights law.

Scottish budget “must do much more” if Scottish Government is to meet own child poverty reduction targets

06 February 2020

New Lottery funding backs action on Cost of the School Day in Scotland

28 January 2020

National Lottery backs £2 million project to ‘cut cost of school day’

28 January 2020
A £2 million National Lottery-backed project to support children’s learning and ease financial pressure on low-income parents starts today (Tuesday 28th January) with 128 schools across the UK set to take action over the next three years.

Our comment on Resolution Foundation's Report on party spending plans and child poverty

26 November 2019

Encouraging progress on Local Child Poverty Action Reports but more needed to deliver ‘step change’, say campaigners

26 November 2019
Our comment on the Poverty and Inequality Commission's review of Local Child Poverty Action Reports.

SUPREME COURT BACKS TRIBUNAL POWERS IN BEDROOM TAX CASE

13 November 2019
A Supreme Court judgment has today confirmed that tribunals and other public bodies must disapply regulations in situations where applying them would lead to a breach of human rights.

DRASTIC INCOME SHORTFALLS FACED BY WORKING LONE PARENTS IN SCOTLAND AND ACROSS UK

04 September 2019
NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GROWING INCOME GAPS