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Ending child poverty

Celebrating 150 editions of Poverty

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
Poverty was first published in winter 1966 and, while its exact format has varied, it has tended to offer commentary on the issues of the day. Looking through the archives, it is striking how many of the themes that were pressing then endure today, as we publish the 150th edition.

CPAG: then, now and in the future

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
As we approach another general election, Moussa Haddad considers the programme that must be put in place in order to eradicate child poverty by the end of the new government’s term in 2020.

CPAG at 50

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
As CPAG enters its fiftieth successful year, Pat Thane reminds us of the events that led to its formation in Toynbee Hall in 1965.

Editorial: We must learn from the past

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
CPAG turns 50 this year.  This leads us, in this issue of Poverty, to take a few moments to look back into our past.

Six steps for the new government

11 May 2015
Newly re-elected, David Cameron has appointed his cabinet to lead the 2015 government. But what will he, and his ministers, do to turn back a rising tide of child poverty? In addition to the Prime Minister himself, George Osborne and Iain Duncan-Smith will be back in their pre-election roles of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

How has the coalition done on child poverty?

06 May 2015
When George Osborne claimed in last month’s Budget to have reduced child poverty, I’m sure mine weren’t the only raised eyebrows. Michael Gove made a similar claim yesterday, that the government has ‘been able to save £21bn in the welfare budget and at the same time reduce inequality and reduce child poverty in this country’. 

The first 100 days - what should a progressive government implement?

29 April 2015
We contributed an essay to a new publication by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies: The first 100 days - what should a progressive government implement? The essay highlights the child poverty crisis the new government will face, with the number of children growing up in hardship on the increase for the first time in a decade.

Our programme for the 2015 government

08 April 2015
Whoever wins on May 7 will be confronted by a child poverty crisis. That’s why CPAG today publishes its Programme for Government, a document setting out what the next Government must do to put the UK on track to end child poverty.

Programme for government, 2015-2020

07 April 2015
The 2015 government faces a child poverty crisis: by 2020, there are predicted to be 700,000 more children in poverty than there were in 2010. Our programme for government sets out six steps the government can take to face up to this crisis.

A 'see no poverty, hear no poverty' Budget

19 March 2015
What was missing from the Chancellor's Budget? Anything to do with child poverty.