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CPAG response to announcement on free school meals

17 September 2013
In response to reports that the Deputy Prime Minister will tomorrow announce that from next September infant school pupils in England will be provided with free school meals, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group, said: "This would be a very welcome announcement and an excellent example of how helping parents with the cost of living can also prevent some of the costs of child poverty mounting up...

Let's All Have Lunch!

17 September 2013
This report makes the case for why London local authorities should invest in universal free school meals for primary school children.

Jamie Oliver on 'Money Saving Meals'

27 August 2013
In response to comments made by TV chef Jamie Oliver on the eating and spending habits of low income families, Imran Hussain, Head of Policy, Child Poverty Action Group, said:  "Jamie Oliver has made a huge contribution to improving school meals and we're grateful for the support his foundation has given us in our work on free school meals...

CPAG response to Work & Pension Committee's Universal Credit report

22 November 2012
 Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, has responded to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report on implementation of Universal Credit. On the implementation programme for Universal Credit, she said: “Ministers risk a ‘told you so’ moment in the future if they ignore this constructive warning...

New report finds poor children going hungry at school

15 June 2012
The British Youth Council and Child Poverty Action Group have today published a joint report, Going Hungry? Young people’s experiences of Free School Meals, on the failure of the free school meals system to reach all children in poverty.

New report shows children going hungry despite free school meals

14 June 2012
The British Youth Council and Child Poverty Action Group published a joint report, Going Hungry? Young people’s experiences of free school meals, on the failure of the free school meals system to reach all children in poverty.

Going Hungry? Young people's experience of free school meals

14 June 2012
Child Poverty Action Group and the British Youth Council published this report Going Hungry? Young people’s experiences of free school meals on the failure of the free school meals system to reach all children in poverty.

Pre-Budget Report 2009

Issue 214 (February 2010)
David Simmons highlights the most significant announcements relating to welfare benefits and tax credits.