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Ending child poverty

Government turns it back on poor children

01 July 2015
Responding to today’s statement from Iain Duncan Smith on changes to the poverty measure, Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: “The Government is turning its back on poor children. Only a year ago, the Secretary of State claimed the child poverty targets would be met but last week’s child poverty statistics showed that absolute child poverty has risen by half a million since 2010 and that progress on relative poverty has stalled...

URGENT ACTION - Tax credits under threat

01 July 2015
Tax credits are under threat in next week's Budget. Millions of children live in families that rely on tax credits - this cut will push more of them into poverty.

London: our child poverty capital

26 June 2015
The child poverty figures released yesterday once again showed London still tops the league table of high child poverty rates but, more strikingly, highlighted the growing impact housing costs are having on poverty in the capital.

Poverty figures: what they do and don’t say

25 June 2015
Today the government released the latest official poverty statistics (for 2013-14). Anyone aware of the projections made by the IFS and the NPI think tanks may be feeling slightly confused that, essentially, child poverty rates haven’t shifted on the previous year (although half a million more children are in absolute poverty than in 2010).

We can do so much better on child poverty

25 June 2015
‘A strong society means moving forward together, no one left behind, fighting relative poverty a central policy goal.’ Well, Child Poverty Action Group would say that, wouldn’t they? In fact, these are the words of David Cameron, less than a decade ago...

Grim news on child poverty

25 June 2015
New figures out today show child poverty is flatlining.

Child poverty statistics: End Child Poverty coalition statement

25 June 2015
Responding to the publication of the child poverty statistics, Chair of the End Child Poverty coalition David Holmes, said: “The announcement that 2.3 million children are still living in relative poverty, and that half a million more are living in absolute poverty since 2010, underlines just how much further there is to go if we are to eliminate child poverty in the UK...

Grim news on child poverty

25 June 2015
Responding to today’s official poverty statistics (Households Below Average Income) Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said: "These figures make grim reading for anyone looking for progress on child poverty.  Because, make no mistake, we are facing a child poverty crisis in the years ahead and the Government is not going to meet the child poverty targets it signed up to...

Briefing on the impact of childcare costs on child poverty

25 June 2015
This research published by Gingerbread and Child Poverty Action Group found that 130,000 UK children are pushed into poverty as working parents struggle to pay rising childcare costs.

Moving the goalposts on child poverty?

24 June 2015
Official figures due out tomorrow are projected to show a rise in child poverty – a trend independent experts suggest may continue over the next five years, as we move further and further away from the Government’s legal target to eliminate child poverty by 2020.