Includes a Q&A on the two child limit and kinship carers.
28 May 2018
There has always been a debate in the world of poverty measurement about whether we should be more concerned about poverty rates (the proportion below a poverty threshold) or poverty gaps (how far people in poverty are below the poverty threshold).
27 April 2018
Child Poverty Action Group welcomes today’s announcement from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that all children who are adopted will not be taken into account for the purposes of the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit.
20 April 2018
The High Court has today ruled that one of the Government’s key welfare reform policies, the two-child rule for tax credits and universal credit (1), is in part unlawful.
06 April 2018
Today, 60 Bishops from the Church of England and senior representatives from other Christian, Jewish and Muslim organisations have come together to urge the Government to rethink its two-child limit policy, one year on from its introduction.
06 April 2018
Alongside the Church of England we have produced a report looking at the two-child limit policy one year after its introduction.
22 March 2018
30% of children in poverty for second year running after housing costs (AHC) – increase from 4 million to 4.1 million;
67% of poor children in working families (AHC); risk of poverty for self-employed couples with children up from 30% to 33% (AHC); risk of poverty for children in lone parent families up from 47% to 49% (AHC).
CPAG’s new report, The Austerity Generation, sets out the effect of a decade of cuts to social security on family incomes and child poverty, based on modelling by the Institute for Public Policy Research.
This appeal concerns the application of the ‘past presence’ test that requires disability benefit claimants to be resident in Great Britain for 104 weeks out of the 156 weeks prior to the claim. However, for claimants to whom an EU regulation applies, the past presence test is disapplied if they can establish a genuine and sufficient link to the UK social security system.