03 April 2017
New cuts limiting universal credit to the first two children in a family – starting Thursday April 6th - will push another 200,000 children below the official poverty line, new analysis from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows.
24 March 2017
We are looking for tax credits or universal credit claimants affected by the two child limit.
22 March 2017
In April 2017, many social security changes come into force that affect children and young people. We outline their impact.
20 March 2017
The Work and Pensions Select Committee was so concerned about evidence heard during its inquiry into progress with the implementation of universal credit, that it has re-opened its inquiry to gather more evidence.
16 March 2017
Today’s awful figures tells us several things. Child poverty is high. It’s rising – it’s jumped to 4 million. Two thirds of poor children come from working families. But perhaps the main lesson to take away is that we need to call time on the unfathomable Whitehall orthodoxy, driven by George Osborne but still in place under Theresa May, that rising child poverty is a price worth paying to protect our children.
08 March 2017
The Budget used new language but was silent on projected increases in child poverty and left families highly exposed to rising costs, stagnating pay and benefit cuts.
01 March 2017
Today’s Guardian covered new analysis by CPAG and IPPR on the impact of cuts to universal credit. This analysis shows that universal credit cuts will hit families with children hardest, and will be poverty-producing to the tune of around a million children (comparing universal credit as originally designed with its current form).
01 March 2017
This briefing presents some of the analysis to be published in a forthcoming report assessing the impacts of cuts to benefits from 2010 to 2020. This briefing focuses on changes to universal credit since it was first legislated in 2012 and their effects on family incomes, work incentives and poverty rates. It also includes the effect of real-terms cuts to child benefit which took place during the same period.