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Government abandons low income families in child poverty u-turn

29 November 2011
Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “Britain’s poorest families have been abandoned today and left to face the worst. The increase in child tax credit that the Chancellor said last year was there to stop child poverty rising for at least two years has been cancelled today...

Prime Minister must scrap child tax plan

18 November 2011
Responding to comments by the Prime Minister at a car plant yesterday that he would reconsider proposals for higher rate taxpayers receiving child benefit, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “The Prime Minister is right to look again at this proposal, which was rushed out by the Chancellor with the maths all wrong and no idea of how it would work in practice...

Government must act urgently on devastating child poverty warning

11 October 2011
In response to the publication of a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which projects child poverty to rise by 800,000 children as a result of the Government’s policies, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “This devastating report leaves the Government’s child poverty and social mobility strategies in jeopardy...

CPAG response to PM's party conference speech

05 October 2011
In response to David Cameron’s party conference speech, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said: “There was a child poverty-sized hole in this speech. The Prime Minister said his party would lift the poorest up but his speech completely ignores the fact that as a result of his government’s policies child poverty will rise significantly...

Child benefits in the European Union

Issue 139 (Summer 2011)
The future of a universal child benefit in the UK is currently under threat. Here Jonathan Bradshaw looks at how the UK compares with other European Union countries in its provision of child benefits and asks what the introduction of a means test will mean for families.

Spending Review – more cuts

Issue 219 (December 2010)
Angela Toal examines the changes to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the Government’s Spending Review in October 2010.

The effect of fiscal tightening on family incomes and child poverty

Issue 137 (Autumn 2010)
A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that the Coalition Government’s Emergency Budget hit families with children hardest.

Making the poor pay: the Budget and benefits

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Simon Osborne examines the changes to benefits and tax credits announced in the June 2010 Budget.

Refugees and benefits

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Mark Willis examines the rights of refugees to claim benefits and the problems that can arise.

2010 Budget highlights

Issue 215 (April 2010)
David Simmons summarises the main changes relating to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the 2010 budget.These are in addition to the changes already announced in the Pre-Budget Report.