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UK child poverty gaps are still increasing

Poverty 162 (Winter 2019)
The UK child poverty rate has been rising for several years. But it is also important to understand how far families and children are falling below the poverty line. Deeper poverty generally means greater hardship and more profound consequences for children. Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung analyse the official data using eight different measures, to show that not only is the child poverty rate rising, but the depth of child poverty is too.

UC migration and more

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Simon Osborne describes some important recent changes in universal credit (UC).

Editorial: Poverty 162

Poverty 162 (Winter 2019)
Keeping child poverty on the agenda.

UC child elements and child benefit

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Henri Krishna takes a look at the relationship, both real and imagined, between the child element in universal credit and child benefit

A Best Start in Scotland

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Mark Willis describes the new maternity grant in Scotland.

Social security and domestic abuse

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Kirsty McKechnie describes a report from CPAG’s Early Warning System with some urgent concerns regarding claimants who have been subject to domestic abuse.

Poverty and children’s wellbeing at 14 years old

Poverty 162 (Winter 2019)
It is well established that children who live in low-income families have poorer than average cognitive and emotional development, educational attainment and physical health. Less is known about the possible cumulative impacts of persistent poverty during childhood on later outcomes, particularly in adolescence, and the links between other forms of poverty and child wellbeing. Gwyther Rees addresses these gaps.

Budget and benefits

Issue 267 (December 2018)
The 2018 Budget included some changes to universal credit (UC). It also announced other social security changes. Jon Shaw describes the plans.

Defective claims revisited

Issue 267 (December 2018)
Martin Williams provides an update to the article in Bulletin 262, ‘Universal credit: defective claims and withdrawals’.

UC and the WCA – some questions and answers

Issue 267 (December 2018)
Simon Osborne answers some common questions about universal credit (UC) and the work capability assessment (WCA).