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Our response to latest inflation figures

24 March 2015
In response to the latest inflation figures, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “Today’s welcome inflation figures are simply not enough to loosen the big squeeze suffocating family budgets in recent years...

What was missing from the 2015 Budget? Anything to do with child poverty

19 March 2015
'This was a "see no poverty, hear no poverty" budget from a government in denial. The Chancellor made claim to a truly national recovery throughout his speech but this is a ‘See no poverty, Hear no poverty’ Budget which continues to leave children and the low paid behind.

Budget 2015: 'see no poverty, hear no poverty'

18 March 2015
Responding today to the Chancellor’s Budget speech, Child Poverty Action Group Chief Executive Alison Garnham said: “The chancellor made claim to a truly national recovery but this is a ‘see no poverty, hear no poverty’ Budget which continues to leave children and the low paid behind...

‘Huge concern’ over new severe poverty figures

16 March 2015

What is happening to discretionary housing payments?

16 March 2015
If you had heard the Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper, reassuring MP on Monday this week about future funding levels of Discretionary Housing Payments, you would be forgiven for believing that, on this issue, the Government was making adequate resources available to meet needs

The limits of Universal Credit

06 March 2015
Since 2010 the Government has overseen an ambitious, large-scale programme of income redistribution. From poorer to richer groups. That’s the striking conclusion to be drawn from the most comprehensive analysis to date of the Government’s social policy record published recently by the LSE and the universities of Manchester and York.

CPAG responds to mooted child benefit cut

05 March 2015
Responding to reports that a three-child limit on child benefit is being considered, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “It’s astonishing that just as IFS reports show families have been hammered hardest by austerity cuts over this Parliament that plans that will inevitably impoverish even more children in the next Parliament are being discussed...

CPAG responds to local welfare decision

03 February 2015
We welcome the partial restoration of central government funding for Local Welfare Assistance schemes (LWAs)

CPAG responds to local welfare decision

03 February 2015
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has welcomed the partial restoration of central government funding for Local Welfare Assistance schemes (LWAs) - the successor to the Social Fund – and hopes the funding levels of recent years will be restored in the near future.

CPAG criticises housing payments cut

30 January 2015
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has strongly criticised the government’s decision, announced today, to cut local authorities’ budgets for discretionary housing payments by 24% (from £165m in 2014 -15 to £125m for 2015-16)[fn]Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001 SI No. 11167 p1599[/fn]