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Ending child poverty

CPAG statement

22 June 2015
Read our reaction to the Prime Minister's speech on opportunity.

CPAG statement on PM's opportunity speech

22 June 2015
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech on opportunity, Alison Garnham Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “Almost a decade ago, the Prime Minister spoke of poverty being a moral disgrace and an economic waste. That was right then and is right now...

What we didn’t talk about in the election

22 June 2015
We really are living in the age of the permanent campaign. The general election was just weeks ago, but the main parties and political commentators have moved on and are looking at events through the lens of the 2020 election. Before that happens, it’s worth noting something pretty peculiar about the 2015 campaign.

Childcare costs push 130,000 children into poverty

19 June 2015
New research finds working parents struggle to pay rising childcare costs.

Childcare costs push 130,000 children into poverty

19 June 2015
Risk of poverty increases by a third when working parents pay for childcare. Pledged support under universal credit won't kick in for at least four years. Leading charities urge government to bring forward support under tax credits.

Child benefit and the fight against poverty

05 June 2015
Child benefit is one of the strongest tools we have in reducing poverty, and it is vital that it is protected. But it can’t do the job on its own. We urgently need a comprehensive, action-focused strategy for reducing and then ending child poverty. The road ahead is long, and so we must start by protecting what we already have.

If child poverty is flashing red, fix the problem not the warning light

05 June 2015
Read the blog on upcoming child poverty figures.

Child poverty figures – fix the problem, not the warning light

03 June 2015
On 25th June the Department for Work and Pensions will release updated figures on poverty, including child poverty, for 2013-14. These figures were delayed until after the election, meaning the last government went into a General Election with child poverty figures available only up to the end of March 2013 –  that’s before most of the austerity-driven benefit cuts had been implemented.

Short Changed – How Children Are Hit Hard By Limits To Key Support

22 May 2015
Over two million children are in families that are cutting back on food or heating their homes as a result of the decision not to raise children’s benefits in line with the cost of living, new research from the coalition End Child Poverty reveals.

End Child Poverty launches new campaign on children's benefits

22 May 2015
Children are twice as likely as pensioners to be poor - children's benefits should get the same protection as the state pension.