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Child poverty statistics

MSPs urged to use Budget Bill to top-up child benefit by £5

01 February 2017

CPAG responds to Prime Minister’s ‘shared society’ speech

09 January 2017
Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech today, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: "There are nearly 4 million UK children in poverty so the Prime Minister is absolutely right to say Government should commit to a programme of social reform which adds up to more than policies for dysfunctional families or for our very brightest children...

Child poverty report highlights why proposed Child Poverty Bill vital, say campaigner

21 December 2016

Poverty gaps and material deprivation

06 December 2016
This briefing describes how poverty gaps – the distance below the poverty line that the typical family living in poverty finds themselves – have changed since the start of the financial crisis. It shows that, even as the poverty rate has remained broadly stable, the poor have got poorer, and the experience of poverty has become harsher.

The cost of children

Issue 155 (Autumn 2016)
Families with children face a particular set of poverty risks. As children come into their lives, parents have a duty to care for them, something which takes time and which thus reduces the hours available to undertake paid work.

The causes of poverty

Poverty rarely has a single cause. A range of factors including rising living costs, low pay, lack of work, and inadequate social security benefits together mean some people do not have enough resources.

What is poverty?

Poverty is about more than just money, but a lack of money is the defining feature of being poor. Poverty is a very real issue in the UK today.

Child poverty facts and figures

The facts and figures show the reality of child poverty in the UK.

Consultation response - Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

03 October 2016

Catch us at the party conferences

19 September 2016
This year, we'll again be at the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative party conferences, holding fringe events to stimulate discussion of child poverty and it's solutions in the parties. The events will debate what reforms are needed to stop the projected 50% increase in child poverty by the next election in 2020.